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    There are two types of people, those that think about society as a whole. And those that think about their own money in their own pockets. It is comforting to see that on this thread at least, type a) is in the majority. All is not lost with humanity...not today at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    Most people on here also receive FTB A and B but that's OK because we aren't talking about that kind of welfare.
    Pretty sure this thread is NOT talking about that kind of "welfare".

    ETA: agree with the rest of your post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    maybe not but clearly some are talking about things like single parent pension etc
    Is the SPP something that would be a main source of income?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    There are two types of people, those that think about society as a whole. And those that think about their own money in their own pockets. It is comforting to see that on this thread at least, type a) is in the majority. All is not lost with humanity...not today at least.
    Hmmm. I'm glad you added the "today at least" proviso. See how this is after Saturday.

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    So that is the type of thing this thread is about?

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    I also find it funny that some are talking about their partners income. That isn't your income, and it isn't your "hard earned tax dollars either".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    Untrue I'm afraid.

    Do you not realise that most people access " welfare" in the form of child care rebates, insulation, first home owners grants, public health care, public education and on and on it goes.
    Umm, not all government spending is classed as welfare. Last I heard the things you listed are not welfare payments.

    I have no problem with people accessing welfare, I don't look down on them or want them to suffer some terrible fate or anything like that. I'm glad to live in Australia where we have such a great system that means people can get help when they need it. It just bugs me when I hear people say that those on welfare deserve the same things as someone earning an income. It just sounds a bit too much like my 5 year old neighbour who is constantly whinging "it's not faaaaair!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Does it also sound immature and self-entitled when people talk about "my tax dollars" going to people who don't deserve it? Just out of curiosity. Especially when they "dont deserve" the holiday they were saving for by making sacrifices the people who do work don't WANT to make?
    Yes, it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    for some clearly yes, for some being a single parent on welfare is unacceptable because their darling husbands 'hard earned' tax dollars pay that and its not right.
    Who is saying this?! I don't recall seeing anyone say that??

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    Me neither. Confused.


 

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