+ Reply to Thread
Page 9 of 25 FirstFirst ... 789101119 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 246
  1. #81
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked
    147
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    They are not your tax dollars! They belong to the government.
    Then the government can drug test people they are giving 'their' tax dollars to

  2. #82
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,004
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Elle92 View Post
    Then the government can drug test people they are giving 'their' tax dollars to
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars

  3. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    Anjalee  (01-06-2014),Atropos  (01-06-2014),beebs  (01-06-2014),LoveLivesHere  (01-06-2014),sockstealingpoltergeist  (01-06-2014)

  4. #83
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,850
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,897
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    I don't like my tax dollars going into someone's arm.
    I'm not keen on my husband's tax dollars going to people on 3 times our income to subside PHI while we can't afford it, or it going to subside billion dollar mining companies to fight lands claims. But eh, what can you do? You don't get to choose where your tax goes.

  5. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to delirium For This Useful Post:

    Anjalee  (01-06-2014),beebs  (01-06-2014),ChickyBee  (01-06-2014),Pusheen The Cat  (01-06-2014),sockstealingpoltergeist  (01-06-2014)

  6. #84
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    403
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked
    147
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars
    I wouldn't have a problem with that ! Lol

  7. #85
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,850
    Thanks
    6,202
    Thanked
    16,897
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Well in that case they should drug test every single person in this country because we ALL get 'their' tax dollars
    Yep. Time to drug test those that get FTB, CCR, use the roads, hospitals. Bc we know drug abuse isn't solely the domain of the poor. And since we are talking about those that use tax dollars not abusing the system, sounds like everyone needs regular urine tests or they get their CCR cut, or they can no longer drive or go to A&E

  8. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to delirium For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (01-06-2014),Pusheen The Cat  (01-06-2014),sockstealingpoltergeist  (01-06-2014)

  9. #86
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,004
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Let them fingerprint us and take our blood as well!

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (01-06-2014)

  11. #87
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,655
    Thanks
    15,094
    Thanked
    11,267
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    It is a stupid idea.

    They only thing it does is make some people feel more entitled and more superior and others feel more down trodden.


    Sent from my SM-N9005 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  12. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (01-06-2014),Ellewood  (01-06-2014),Pusheen The Cat  (01-06-2014),sockstealingpoltergeist  (01-06-2014)

  13. #88
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    8,544
    Thanks
    1,351
    Thanked
    2,307
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    How do people afford drugs on Newstart?
    My mums ex next door neighbour was a junkie. She moved to get away from him. Anyway he rented the upstairs bedroom to other junkies to get money for drugs. They would spend nearly every cent on drugs, they rarely eat . He also had a doctor who would write him prescriptions for pain relief that he wouldn't use himself but he would sell the tablets to money for drugs that he would use. Trust me these people are very resourceful.
    Last edited by sunnyflower; 01-06-2014 at 20:19.

  14. #89
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,710
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    7,295
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I'm a teacher. Been teaching for 16 years. Not once have I been drug tested.

    I think the amount of money it will cost to drug test will negate the savings of those doing dugs anyway.

    And someone mentioned ice epidemic. Isn't ice expensive? How do newstart recipients afford it anyway when living on less than $250 a week?

  15. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BigRedV For This Useful Post:

    BH-KatiesMum  (01-06-2014),Busy-Bee  (01-06-2014)

  16. #90
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,710
    Thanks
    1,392
    Thanked
    7,295
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GingerKat View Post
    For goodness sake THIS government is not introducing anything just yet, they are merely reviewing the NZ model to see if it's something we may find valuable for the Australian welfare system. Way to jump the gun!

    Personally I don't think it would work and I think it's the wrong way to deal with the drug problem we have in our communities. But I am glad that the government are trying to find ways to save wasted welfare payments - I don't like my tax dollars going into someone's arm.
    Do you know what percentage of those in NZ who actually tested positive or refused to be tested?

    0.3%!


 

Similar Threads

  1. If you HAD to choose a drug, what would it be?
    By loislane2010 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 80
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 18:44
  2. Work for the dole
    By mum2bubba in forum General Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 29-10-2013, 12:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
GymbaROO
GymbaROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available Australia-wide. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!