And it is hard to deny that much of the spending, especially so-called "family" spending, is little more than electoral bribery and welfare. As reported earlier this week, a majority of families in Australia pay no net income taxes, such is the gravy train. Where is the investment by these breeders into their own families?
|COMPANY DIRECTOR HEIDI MCPEAKE AND|
HER LITTLE WELFARE GIFT
An example of the corrupt thinking created by this welfare culture was displayed in the Cairns Post by a local resident, one Heidi McPeake. McPeake blubbers that she needed the payments "as she took maternity leave from her DIRECTOR'S ROLE at McPeake Town Planning". One glance at her website makes it clear that she hasn't stopped working at all. As THE DIRECTOR of McPeake Planning, her company registration has been active for less than five months (post her knock-up), and while she seems to be doing business, you've got to wonder what she's doing with the GST she's collecting - as her company is NOT registered for the GST! Not only is she opened her heart to every form of welfare she can muster, she apparently can't be bothered to even pay the GST she's collected from her clients?
This smells like entitlement abuse writ large.
Heidi goes on to say the welfare payments allow them "to save for house deposits". She's using public tax money in this way? No wonder the electorate ignored the personality defects in Tony Abbott (and his local Minister for Blogs, Warren Entsch) and elected them anyway. To stop the rorts!
And by the way Heidi, where is the inseminator??? Why isn't he pitching in with his cash to raise and support the future of Australia? Or is a James McPeake, employee of the Cassowary Coast council, splitting his time between his government job and this new, private venture?
We don't support any cuts to those already retired and on the aged pension. We have a whole generation of hard workers who were promised "cradle to grave" protection from quasi-socialist governments in the past. They should be respected and honoured for their contributions.
But the family payments rort has got to go. Time for everyone to pay their fair share of running this country instead of just expecting handouts. People have to invest in their own children, not just the government.