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    As someone on a high income it benefits me for "my tax dollars" to go to welfare.

    Why?

    The top group of tax payers can afford it. We earn a good living because a lot of people do low paying jobs that allow us to. We don't have a God given right to a high income.

    Without welfare society would fall apart.

    And it's socially a good thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    As someone on a high income it benefits me for "my tax dollars" to go to welfare.

    Why?

    The top group of tax payers can afford it. We earn a good living because a lot of people do low paying jobs that allow us to. We don't have a God given right to a high income.

    Without welfare society would fall apart.

    And it's socially a good thing to do.
    Not sure how others doing a low-paying job allows us to earn a good living.

    For many of "us", years of study and HECS-debt, followed by years and years of bloody-hard work, means "we" can earn a somewhat-decent income.

    I hate this mentality. Many people who earn a good income do so because they work bloody hard. God has nothing to do with it.

    Welfare is an important part of a civilised society. But it must be monitored and regulated, and be open to scrutiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Not sure how others doing a low-paying job allows us to earn a good living.

    For many of "us", years of study and HECS-debt, followed by years and years of bloody-hard work, means "we" can earn a somewhat-decent income.

    I hate this mentality. Many people who earn a good income do so because they work bloody hard. God has nothing to do with it.

    Welfare is an important part of a civilised society. But it must be monitored and regulated, and be open to scrutiny.

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    I completely agree God has nothing do with it. That was exactly my point.

    Where do I start? The people who work in petrol stations, clean hospitals, clean the building I work in, look after my kids so I can go to work, teach my kids at schools, collect our garbage, work behind the counter at the supermarkets. The list is endless of other people who make my life a little easier so I can work in my job.

    You have your views and I don't agree. As a strong welfare supporting tree hugging lefty I'm very happy where MY tax dollars go. End of story for me really.

    And I know a shed load of people who studied very hard and work very hard who earn f-all because they have very strong convictions about their areas of work. You don't have a monopoly on that.

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    The fact that she is asking for us to predict an outcome for such a situation makes me think it's fake

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    I work bloody hard and have studied bloody hard and still access welfare. Many people work bloody hard and study bloody hard and still lose their job or can't get a job in the first place beyond that low paying job that everyone tells them to get so they're not a welfare bludger. How insulting.

    When people talk about 'my tax dollars' I often wonder if that means they are more than happy for other people's tax dollars to pay their share of the welfare contribution instead? Because if not, it's not an opinion about 'my tax dollars', it's an opinion about welfare in general. That's how it reads to me and it irks me.

    ETA and I agree that God has very little to do with it. Hard work has something to do with it, as can privilege, advantage, nepotism, opportunity and good old luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I completely agree God has nothing do with it. That was exactly my point.

    Where do I start? The people who work in petrol stations, clean hospitals, clean the building I work in, look after my kids so I can go to work, teach my kids at schools, collect our garbage, work behind the counter at the supermarkets. The list is endless of other people who make my life a little easier so I can work in my job.

    You have your views and I don't agree. As a strong welfare supporting tree hugging lefty I'm very happy where MY tax dollars go. End of story for me really.

    And I know a shed load of people who studied very hard and work very hard who earn f-all because they have very strong convictions about their areas of work. You don't have a monopoly on that.
    Happy to agree to disagree. The issues you raise are far too complex for a Friday night on BubHub
    I'm a card-carrying Liberal, and proud of it.

    (More importantly, the kids are in bed and I am finally able to watch old episodes of M*A*S*H).

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    The fact she hasn't been back to comment makes me think it's fake

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Happy to agree to disagree. The issues you raise are far too complex for a Friday night on BubHub
    I'm a card-carrying Liberal, and proud of it.

    (More importantly, the kids are in bed and I am finally able to watch old episodes of M*A*S*H).

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    Me too

    Time for house of cards.

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    Yes! Most of the welfare goes to the elderly. Can't believe people have a problem with that.

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    Wasn't there another one of these questions a couple of months ago?


 

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