Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
It's been a pretty miserable day here, quite cold and wet. So this afternoon took a quick drive to Falls Creek to see if there was snow. There was, it won't last long but it's cooling the ground. Hope it's a good season.
Friday, May 04, 2012
From Today's Herald Sun
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.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
From today's Herald Sun, DID you know that you took on a new debt this year? Yes, you borrowed $1622 for every member of your household. Hopefully, you don't have a particularly large family.
Gillard, Rudd with the approval of the Greens , the Independents and the rest of the Labor Party. borrowed $1622 for every person in Australia. That's just in the last 12 months, it doesn't include the money that they borrowed in the years before that. They have then pissed that money up against the wall by giving it to people they like and buying things that they liked.
They liked to put insulation in the houses of people who wouldn't spend their own money to insulate. They liked paying multiples of normal building costs to build a lot of school halls that weren't required, the builders and contractors liked it.
They like to give billions of borrowed dollars to people overseas. They give aid to the PLO, as well as many reasonably affluent countries such as Indonesia. They don't care if those people don't like Australia they just want to suck up to them by giving them money that doesn't belong to them.
They are spending billions of dollars borrowed in your name to pay for illegal immigrants to appeal in the courts as well as paying them extraordinary welfare packages.
They are spending billions on green schemes such as wind farms, wave power, Geo thermal energy, solar panels and many other green dreams. If any of these things were practical there would be private companies trying to make a go of them. But they are not practical without massive subsidies paid for by money borrowed in your name. Greenbaggers - people who get the government to give them other peoples money for something of no value. Tim Flannery and his Geo thermal plant is one who comes to mind.
Each person in Australia has an annual interest bill (no capital repayment) of $256, so if there are four people in your family, your interest bill is over $1000 per year. So you are losing $1000 of your pre tax income just in interest on money you didn't borrow. To pay the debt off will take much more. Yet they keep borrowing and spending the money and giving it to people they like.