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    Quote Originally Posted by grooviechic35 View Post
    I must say I did it interesting thy some of the people on this thread who say they support higher taxes don't work.... Sure because it doesn't make a difference to you.. I work hard to earn a good wage and it sucks when u are left with pittance because of tax.
    Sure if I didn't work and wanted to stay home long term I'm sure I'd support higher tax also as it doesn't effect me but I'd get better benefits
    Lol! I have absolutely no problem with paying tax, and yup, for the moment, I dont work. My husband works his butt off, earns enough to put him in a high tax bracket. So he pays a lot in tax. He doesn't have a problem with paying it either. So no, just because someone doesnt work but does support paying a higher tax rate doesn't mean it doesnt affect them

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    When I finished school about half of my friendship group went ok to have kids in the next 2-3 years (so before they were 21) they were all SAHM's with partners working their way through apprenticeships or Uni- some returned to work a few hours a week in crappy menial jobs that they moaned about non stop. Roll on 15 years and they are just starting their careers now at 32-35 years of age- so have been dependent on government benefits for 10 plus years (yes they all had preschoolers at home as most have had 2-3 kids a few years apart). They all raved about how good it was to be a SAHM in Aus and how no one should be forced back to work early etc. The last 3 of us in our friendship group had kids 2-3 years ago. We have all returned to professional careers after our maternity leave periods were over. My reason for this post is I think there is a very different culture in Aus to Denmark and other countries. To increase taxes to increase benefits would probably encourage more people to not return to work as our culture seems to be if a hand out is there take it and enjoy a day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    That isn't what you said, you said "I must say I did it interesting thy some of the people on this thread who say they support higher taxes don't work.... Sure because it doesn't make a difference to you."

    Not that it is any of your business. But very rude - especially as you don't know other peoples circumstances.
    I didn't ask for your story you posted it yourself so made it everyone's business. And I find your response equally as rude but you know you have an opinion and so do I and that's my opinion. And just because we pay higher tax doesn't mean benefits would go to families. And I'm not talking just about you with the opinion of not working and tax ranges other people in other threads previously have said similar.

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    Yeah this, my DH is in the higher tax bracket. And when I was working and paying tax (which is most of my adult life), I was still a lefty and had socialist ideals - i don't think that will ever change - no matter how much my wages increase.

    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Lol! I have absolutely no problem with paying tax, and yup, for the moment, I dont work. My husband works his butt off, earns enough to put him in a high tax bracket. So he pays a lot in tax. He doesn't have a problem with paying it either. So no, just because someone doesnt work but does support paying a higher tax rate doesn't mean it doesnt affect them

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    Quote Originally Posted by grooviechic35 View Post
    I have 2 kids and am not having anymore not that it's ur business.
    I also study and have a full time job working more the 60+ hrs a week...
    I also donate my eggs so others have the chance at a family. So I guess I have no excuse...
    I have no problem with people taking some time off to be with their kids but when people do it long term even though they can get a job but choose not to that's different
    Not to be rude but working 60+ hours a week PLUS study PLUS egg donation I have to ask the question where do the kids fit into all this as doing a quick calculation of hours in the day there seems to be none left.

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    You posted your story and made it everyones business as well, whilst telling me it was none of my business.

    Having an opinion is fine, but the way you came across was rude and arrogant, but that is just my opinion.

    All these opinions are fine, but the facts are - it works, and it works in other countries, you can *believe* that it wouldn't work here because of x, y, z. But it doesn't mean you are right.

    Quote Originally Posted by grooviechic35 View Post
    I didn't ask for your story you posted it yourself so made it everyone's business. And I find your response equally as rude but you know you have an opinion and so do I and that's my opinion. And just because we pay higher tax doesn't mean benefits would go to families. And I'm not talking just about you with the opinion of not working and tax ranges other people in other threads previously have said similar.

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    If someone is stressed about finances I don't think it's financially or emotionally responsible to have more kids - not that I know anyone who'd want too given these conditions. I agree money is not everything but being comfortable can make the ride a bit smoother

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    Not to be rude but working 60+ hours a week PLUS study PLUS egg donation I have to ask the question where do the kids fit into all this as doing a quick calculation of hours in the day there seems to be none left.
    I'm sorry but I really can't stand this and have noticed it a bit on BH (the exercise picture thread springs to mind), as soon as anyone starts talking about working/ exercising/studying etc the snips about `well you must not spend much time with your kids' start. . It is OK to have things outside your kids and there is certainly a place for quality over quantity.

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    I think as long as kids are being looked after and have the basics then who cares if a parent doesn't work. Who care's if they do? I know people with lots of kids (I mean 4 or more) or do work and others that don't (or where only one parent works and the other is on benefits..or maybe their not) but their kids are being looked after fine and have what they need. Parenting isn't a competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Yeah this, my DH is in the higher tax bracket. And when I was working and paying tax (which is most of my adult life), I was still a lefty and had socialist ideals - i don't think that will ever change - no matter how much my wages increase.
    I agree.
    I work part time now, but when I finish my degree plan on working full time.

    My now Ex H earns a lot of money, we were together 12 years and I still believed in wealth redistribution, even though we didn't want for anything, could afford private health, nice cars, a house with a pool, income protection etc I would have rathered pay more tax and know that the all children have a better chance at a good and equitable life. That all elderly people will have enough to survive on and so forth, live in decent nursing homes when the time comes and have good quality health care and so on and on.


    Im weird like that.

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