I really, really don't understand why people just can't let it go or why it is even any of anyone's business what another family earns.
Whatever families need to support themselves and meet their basic needs
Is great by me.
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08-07-2013 14:26 #174Senior Member
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way to many replies to read all, but back on topic. I think SAHM and Mum's that work pt or ft, both do a fantastic jobs and none is less important than the other.
No I do not think SAHM should recieve more income than people that get ppl. At end of the day it is the parents choice to be SAH full time (they may give up extras and sacrifice etc etc) DH and I choose for me to work pt to cover our cost of living and I do think I am it is awesome to get a bit of extra of ftb (not getting into how much tax we pay etc) and it helps us survive, but I wont always be recieving this only for the main part of while my babies are growing.
It is a privledge not a right to get money from the government We live in a very good country with free medical and so many benefits. It does annoy me of some of the SAHM I know think they shouldnt have to work at all while there babies are growing as they believe in full time care at home - yes they are helping out at school, drop off etc but at the government costs. I would love to do this but we can not and I also believe in paying my way. - This isnt probably coming across correctly and my views of what I have seen is biased on a LOT of my extended family.
But all of my friends have all gone back to work after a certain time mainly only pt but are still contributing financially. I really dont see why everyone can not do this? - there are jobs out there. (obvisouly this is the average I am not talking about full time care for a child with special needs etc)
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08-07-2013 14:37 #176
Just because something doesn't effect me personally doesn't mean I can't have an opinion on it. Nothing wrong with a bit of discussion. Also, no-one is saying that being a SAHM is not a valid or worthy job or trying to "kick the other down". Just because I disagree with certain support payments being received after children start school doesn't mean I am trying to devalue SAHM's or the job they do!! I am certainly not concerned with knowing what families earn!
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08-07-2013 14:51 #178
There are a lot of people saying "why should you go back to work" but I am asking why shouldn't you go back to work or look for work? Or how about we make it fair for everyone. For example those with a mortgage, who wouldn't be able to keep up with house repayments on a single income (plus government benefits). How bout the government pay the minimum amount to those families to "meet basic needs" as someone put it so those mums can stay home and volunteer at tuckshop too?
08-07-2013 14:51 #179
Very disappointing how this thread has turned out but not surprising.
I don't have an issue with any payment that families are eligible for. I don't think the BB should be the same amount as PPL, and from what I can gather, neither does anyone else.
Just one tiny thing though, CCR is not 50%. It's up to 50% and mine is so expensive it works out that I get about 30% back. Not complaining and thank god! But I do think the amount needs to be increased to take into account rising fees, as it hasn't changed in years. My daycare is $120 a day before CCR.
About 50% of my post tax salary goes on childcare which is crazy. But I love my job so would not ever give it up. I'm sure others would though if they didn't like their jobs!
Anyway sorry to digress.
08-07-2013 15:08 #180
As to the whole 'my tax dollars pay for SAHM's to sit on their butt' (paraphrased of course but that was the meaning) - I will probably never have another baby. So my Dh's taxes are helping fund PPL I will never utilise. The PHI rebates we will never get. The private school funding from the govt to subsidise fees. The CCR others get. Who cares? We live in a society? lol it all goes into a pool which everyone draws from?
Like kw123 I'm disappointed the thread has gone this way but not surprised. While I acknowledge there are lots of working mums that get it, this thread is proof of my vent at the beginning about the bagging of SAHM's. What's even more frustrating is some simply don't understand how the system works and still think the tax payer funds these 'ladies of leisure' forever so they can go for coffees and sit around doing nothing
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