Single mums, families and pensioners to lose welfare payments in tough love federal Budget crackdown
The one thing that Labor Governments can do that the Libs can't (well not easily) is to cut welfare payments. If the Libs do it then every welfare agency and leftie will scream about the injustice. But when Labor does it they just keep relatively quite. There will be some grumbling from ACOSS and the churches but overall there won't be much of a reaction. Swan has finally done something that won't damage the economy but will improve it.
Even so the cuts are very minor.
"The benefits of welfare recipients will be cut if they travel overseas for more than six weeks." "About 25,000 people receiving family tax benefits spend more than six weeks a year overseas." Overseas for six weeks?? WTF!!! Isn't welfare supposed to assist the most vulnerable and the very poor? How the F*** can someone on welfare afford to go overseas? Much less for six weeks, if they can afford an overseas trip then they don't need welfare. I can't even afford to take my kids to the beach for a few days, and I pay for these people???
"All single jobless mums and dads will have their payments axed when their youngest child turns eight, to force them back to work." You must be kidding, why should I work hard and pay taxes so some fat arsed slag can sit on her ever enlarging arse at home until her kids are eight? If she didn't get pregnant in the first place it would be better for everyone. If the supporting parents benefit was completely removed there would be a significant reduction in single mothers. The lazy things would go on the pill and ensure that they didn't get pregnant. Most of these single pregnancies are a lifestyle choice that we taxpayers pay for.
"The hit list includes more than 8000 disability support pensioners who will lose $755.50 a fortnight, but those with a severe and permanent disability will be exempt."
I have personally known several people who have received disability benefits and there has been nothing wrong with them except a strong desire to avoid working. I'm happy to support people with severe disabilities but even then it depends on what severe is. I have a friend who has been blind since birth and is mildly mentally handicapped yet he has managed to hold down a job for most of his life. Let's stop wasting money on people who really have no significant disabilities except for a strong desire to have other people pay for their life.
Why should the government take money from with the threat of force (robbery) and give it to other people it likes? I feel sick but I'll give Swan and his corrupt mates credit for something.