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Offline Francois Hackson

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« on: January 27, 2011, 04:39:42 PM »
Now this is an absolute joke this new Tax because as we know with all new taxes its here to stay.

Why cant we reduce our offshore payments for a start instead of further putting families at risk of bankrupcy.

Its a farce and Gillard is becoming one also. She is gawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn  by next election



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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 08:33:53 PM »
Do I like it = NO

Agree about your comment about foreign aid daniel ... but bankruptcy ... please give me a break

I don't think an extra $50 a year for someone on what was it $50k a year is going to send people to the wall. As one of the news sites said it's a couple of slabs or what some people will spend on smokes in a week ;D

Personally I'll be paying a fair bit more than $50 and if it's going to help rebuild people's lives then so be it. 

At the end of the day it needs to be done, let's get it done and if in the process some of these half baked "green" programs get pushed to one side then all the better  ;D

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 09:02:00 PM »
I dont trust this government with a flood levy or to spend value for money.
Cant wait to see the end of Gillard and Swan

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 09:12:43 PM »
Do I like it = NO

Agree about your comment about foreign aid daniel ... but bankruptcy ... please give me a break

I don't think an extra $50 a year for someone on what was it $50k a year is going to send people to the wall. As one of the news sites said it's a couple of slabs or what some people will spend on smokes in a week ;D

Personally I'll be paying a fair bit more than $50 and if it's going to help rebuild people's lives then so be it. 

At the end of the day it needs to be done, let's get it done and if in the process some of these half baked "green" programs get pushed to one side then all the better  ;D



Its more than $50 id say its closer to $250 for people on a 50k salary.

Im sorry it doesn't need to be done, i mean using our money part of it.

Why cant they use their own money instead of asking us to fork out money just so they look good and keep their surplus.

This tax will more than likely last beyond a year and Gillard will last 2 and a bit. Labour are gone in a landslide.



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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 10:19:35 PM »
Its more than $50 id say its closer to $250 for people on a 50k salary. The HUN are


Only going by this:
How the flood levy will affect you January 27, 2011 - 1:48PM
 
How you will be affected:

- A levy of 0.5 per cent will apply on taxable incomes between $50,001 and $100,000.

- A levy of 1.0 per cent will apply on taxable incomes above $100,000.

- Flood victims will not pay the levy.em A person earning $60,000 a year will pay just under $1 extra per week under the levy.

- A person earning $100,000 a year will pay just under $5 extra per week under the levy.

- The levy will apply only in the 2011/12 financial year.

- It is expected to raise $1.8 billion.

What you will pay per week:

- $50,000 (income) - nil

- $55,000 - 48 cents

- $60,000 - 96 cents

- $65,000 - $1.44

- $70,000 - $1.92

- $75,000 - $2.40

- $80,000 - $2.88

- $90,000 - $3.85

- $100,000 - $4.81

- $110,000 - $6.73

- $120,000 - $8.65

- $130,000 - $10.58

- $140,000 - $12.50

- $150,000 - $14.42

- $160,000 - $16.35

- $170,000 - $18.27

- $180,000 - $20.19

- $200,000 - $24.04

AAP

Source: the age: http://www.theage.com.au/business/how-the-flood-levy-will-affect-you-20110127-1a69i.html?rand=1296096529860

 
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Why cant they use their own money instead of asking us to fork out money just so they look good and keep their surplus.


hate to break it to you daniel but "their" money is "our" money  ;D

They don't keep the surplus peopole will sook about that, they cut spend ing on essential items like defence, health, education people will sook about that...

It doesn't matter what they do or how they do it people aren't going to be happy it's the nature of the beast

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 10:58:04 PM »
I have no problem giving up someting for these people - put myself in their shoes and I'd want life to get back to normal as soon as possible
It has to be paid one way or another
Either higher prices, which are a monty anyway or a levy

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 11:01:50 PM »
Abbott said "The Howard government never had out of control spending,"
If they were so in control, why did they charge us levies for the gun buyback
Scum!
So he wants spending cuts instead
Would he care to name where the cuts should be - old age pensions? What Tony?

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 12:11:57 AM »
Abbott said "The Howard government never had out of control spending,"
If they were so in control, why did they charge us levies for the gun buyback
Scum!
So he wants spending cuts instead
Would he care to name where the cuts should be - old age pensions? What Tony?

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 12:35:54 AM »
Abbott said "The Howard government never had out of control spending,"
If they were so in control, why did they charge us levies for the gun buyback
Scum!
So he wants spending cuts instead
Would he care to name where the cuts should be - old age pensions? What Tony?

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No doubt he'll put us all back on dial up!

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 06:31:03 AM »
(re. the Libs and tax remember that Howard said, "never, never,' re. the GST.)

FFS this isn't a tax it's putting our arms around our fellow Australians and helping them out.  It's bugger all considering what has been lost.  Like it or not, in hard times hard measures need to be taken.  Lots of people sat around tutt tutting watching the news.  Well here's something positive for all of us to do.

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 06:54:54 AM »
Just listening to the wireless and people are saying the shouldn't be "forced" to give and why should they pay the levy if they've already given.

Maybe that's part of the issue? What about people who can afford to donate the flood fund but haven't simply because they are tight bums?  If this is going to make tham do then bloody well good

I know someone who earns lots and hasn't donated because they reckon it aint there problem.  >:( This levy or tax will catch them and force them to help out = good  ;D
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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 01:13:34 PM »
Just listening to the wireless and people are saying the shouldn't be "forced" to give and why should they pay the levy if they've already given.

Maybe that's part of the issue? What about people who can afford to donate the flood fund but haven't simply because they are tight bums?  If this is going to make tham do then bloody well good

I know someone who earns lots and hasn't donated because they reckon it aint there problem.  >:( This levy or tax will catch them and force them to help out = good  ;D

What about those people that were going to donate but now wont because of this? There are lots of them

Regarding that person you know i find that actually quite sad to be honest and im glad people like have to fork out. Karma will come back and bite him one day

If i knew 100% this tax wouldnt continue beyond 12 months it wouldnt bother me as much but do we really know.

I cant trust any of them anymore. Libs are just as likely to raise GST when they take over in 3 years.



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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 06:06:54 PM »
What about those people that were going to donate but now wont because of this? There are lots of them


Understand your point daniel but to me at least those who are now not going to dontate because of the levy are on par with the person I know (btw no friend of mine just know them ;D) who can afford to donate but wont

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Regarding that person you know i find that actually quite sad to be honest and im glad people like have to fork out. Karma will come back and bite him one day

Spot on  :thumbsup

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If i knew 100% this tax wouldnt continue beyond 12 months it wouldnt bother me as much but do we really know.

I cant trust any of them anymore. Libs are just as likely to raise GST when they take over in 3 years.


Yep in the end we can't but in this case we have no choice and they stuff this they are out the door
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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2011, 06:51:48 PM »
One household on 1x 100k wage = you pay the tax ($250 odd)

One household on 2x 50k wage = you don't pay the tax.

Hmmm......

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Re: Another Tax
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2011, 11:36:34 AM »
One household on 1x 100k wage = you pay the tax ($250 odd)

One household on 2x 50k wage = you don't pay the tax.

Hmmm......
Get over it
Cut out one cigarette a day is all you need to do, or one latte less a week
I cannot believe all the effing crying going on about this
FFS
PS: There are two cyclones headed for Queensland. It's not over!