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    I know, just when you think they can't get any lower....

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    My god, it just keeps getting worse and worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Just heard on the telly that pensioner concessions for registration, rates and electricity are to be scrapped.
    Aren't these things all state or local government based? While I agree it is disgraceful I don't think it is related to the federal budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Nette View Post
    Aren't these things all state or local government based? While I agree it is disgraceful I don't think it is related to the federal budget.
    I don't think it's true, well according to Joe Hockey last night (if he was telling the truth!) these concessions haven't been touched.

    While I think it's a tough budget, there is also scaremongering and media exaggeration going on.

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    I think what people are forgetting is that the fall out isn't just federal govt based. The states are saying they simply cannot function with the billions lost from schools and health. So we aren't just going to feel the bite of the govt's policies. We are going to get hit with a higher GST (which was Abbott's plan all along - strangle the states so they hike up the GST to survive then blame the states for it) and who knows what else from the state govts too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekychook View Post
    I don't think it's true, well according to Joe Hockey last night (if he was telling the truth!) these concessions haven't been touched.

    While I think it's a tough budget, there is also scaremongering and media exaggeration going on.
    I disagree
    read this article

    http://www.smh.com.au/money/budgets-...516-zreh5.html

    It's not scaremongering, it's reality.

    Here's another article about what it will cost families long term.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-1...g-says/5463008


    Thats a lot of money and to quote the government "a lot of heavy lifting" being done, but none by the wealthiest.

    I mean imagine if they (the mining companies, etc) only made $320 billion for example instead of $340 billion. It would kill them *tongue firmly in cheek*.

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    Even if it is media beat up, there are plenty of people who aren't the media, who know about these things who have no bias either way saying that these measures are going to cause lots of problems. Like the AMA for example.

    I wouldn't trust a word out of Hockey's mouth, media beat up or not, the truth ist that they have gone back on every single promise they made at the election. Why would anyone trust what they say now.

    Quote Originally Posted by cheekychook View Post
    I don't think it's true, well according to Joe Hockey last night (if he was telling the truth!) these concessions haven't been touched.

    While I think it's a tough budget, there is also scaremongering and media exaggeration going on.

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=s3bG1LLcUpY

    Watch this. Best budget explanation ever.

    SRSLY you will not regret

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    I disagree
    read this article

    http://www.smh.com.au/money/budgets-...516-zreh5.html

    It's not scaremongering, it's reality.

    Here's another article about what it will cost families long term.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-1...g-says/5463008


    Thats a lot of money and to quote the government "a lot of heavy lifting" being done, but none by the wealthiest.

    I mean imagine if they (the mining companies, etc) only made $320 billion for example instead of $340 billion. It would kill them *tongue firmly in cheek*.
    Article 1. The Sydney morning herald is well known for sensationalising the facts.
    Yes there are changes but seniors, with a health care card, still get concessions ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1400584643.466519.jpg
    Screen shot from http://www.budget.gov.au/2014-15/con...expense-21.htm

    Article 2. Absolutely it's going to impact families greatly, I don't disagree with you, it's really tough. And I totally thing the rich should be slugged more.

    BUT I do still stick by my statement there is embellishing of facts in the media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sockstealingpoltergeist View Post
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=s3bG1LLcUpY

    Watch this. Best budget explanation ever.

    SRSLY you will not regret
    It's funny bc it's true


 

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