[QUOTE=Star Light;7331500]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. QUOTE] yep I agree
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08-07-2013 14:26 #181Senior Member
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08-07-2013 14:29 #182
Yes so disappointing that we can't all have the same opinions. Read it however you like but no-one is bagging SAHM's. For gods sake, I am saying I would love to be one! I actually don't believe anyone should be receiving government support (especially long-term) unless they truly need it and anybody that can work should be (or looking) or studying. Not just SAHM's! Whether that's casual, part-time or full-time. I can think of a million things that money could be better spent on. But anyway, don't be too disappointed - it seems I am the only one left here with that opinion.
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08-07-2013 14:49 #185
I think it was you saying you wanted to be a SAHM. With respect, maybe some of these ill feelings you have are jealousy?? I don't mean that in a mean way at all, just trying to understand. Many of us have made sacrifices to stay home. We rent and probably won't buy for several years by the time we save for a deposit. So I suppose it's a choice. if you want the nice house, then sometimes you need 2 incomes. if you want to be at home lower your expenses, live more frugally. I know sometimes it's not that simple, but sometimes it is. Unless you are earning a big income, by the time you take out CC you pay, petrol to work, uniforms, and lower your expenses, plus some FTB now your income is lower and you are on about the same.
I hope that all didn't read as b*tchy, that wasn't my intention
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08-07-2013 15:04 #186
So kids don't cost anything once they ho back to school?
What does a mum do who can't get work in school hours? Pay for after school care just so she can go and work and take little pay home? ? Didn't someone mention that afterschool care is like $60?? Thats like half a days pay for some ppl!! Imagine that times 3!!
Do u realky think there are enough jobs out there for every single person to have a job? ? Aren't u hearing on the news of places closing down and ppl losing their jobs??
And being a sahm is not just about being able to volunteer at the school canteen. Who will pick up kids from school everyday? ?
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08-07-2013 15:25 #190Senior Member
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Threads like these just remind me why I so firmly of the view that we shouldn't have family payments at all - it should all be dealt with through a more sophisticated tax system than we already have.
Then we eliminate this ugly tit for tat and it will also resolve existing anomalies in the system (for example single income families paying a higher marginal tax rate than dual income families).
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