Ironically the people targeted as non-payers, the ones who drink, smoke and gamble, pay a lot of taxes on those things, so probably assist in a large contribution to schools.
Also, we travel. I believe more can be learnt from travelling and having experiences than from books alone. So we travel. We travel by car mostly, because we can see more that way, but we have travelled by boat, plane and train before, too.
The public schools near us are not suitable for my dd who is on the Autism spectrum, so I pay for her to attend a non-govt school. I don't contribute extras. That's my choice. Other people give monetary donations, that's their choice. They can afford it, I can't.
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27-02-2012 11:32 #121
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27-02-2012 12:09 #124
I never get this "my tax money!" nonsense. If you don't like where tax dollars are being spent, petition to have things change. Don't just complain and whinge about those who benefit from where the government decides to spend the money earnt from taxes.
27-02-2012 12:18 #125
Exactly Sassy. What goes into my account is my money and what comes out in tax before it hits my account is not mine, but the givernment's. What I pay at the bowser is mostly tax. We pay tax when we do the groceries. Just look at how much GST is with things, but I look at the bill and pay it, not break it down. My daughter is learning about money so I have taken more notice lately. That tax is for the givernment. It's not mine. It has not been stolen from me and given to some other individual. It is not mine to choose what to pay for.
27-02-2012 12:20 #126Senior Member
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27-02-2012 12:32 #127
People usually only complain about where they're paying tax when it helps someone out who is financially lacking. I've never heard anyone say, "I can't believe my tax money is paying for this new bridge." Instead, they say, "I don't want my hard-earned tax money going towards immigants/single mothers/school fees for poor kids."
It's very arrogant and selfish. It's always directed at hte people who are recieving help as the result of money recieved via taxes... people seem to only complain about where "their" tax money is spent when it involves someone else getting a slightly better deal at life. It's quite pathetic.
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27-02-2012 13:15 #130Senior Member
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Is it voluntary in all states? We just receive a bill and pay them within the first few weeks of the school year, did not know they are voluntary? Our school is only $270 for the year anyway, and excursion cost isn't much- about $60. What are the fees in the eastern states? . Yes I believe all kids have the right to an education, but I don't see the harm in paying the couple of hundred when it covers the whole year. CHILD CARE FEES? Now that is another story, $70+ a day .
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