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Millions of welfare recipients could be told what they can and can't buy if the federal government accepts a new plan. A proposal to roll out income management to all 2.5 million people on working-age welfare - including disability support pensioners and carers - is reportedly contained in a review led by mining magnate Andrew Forrest.Mr Forrest wants all welfare recipients including non-indigenous Australians to be included in the scheme.
originally posted by: formvoltron
Ok Things like this really piss me off. Here in the U.S. they had $780 billion for Wall Street they could just give to "bail them out" while cutting welfare/disability for the rest of us.
I REALLY don't like the idea of the government telling me what I am going to buy.
Maybe your boy Forrest ought to have someone tell him what he should buy with his $ since we know he is most likely taking kickbacks.
Its just a measure of stopping welfare payments just going straight on alcohol or other non-essential items. If you are on the dole, your welfare payments should be in the form of food stamps, clothing coupons, etc. There should also be the use of free public transport and fuel discounts to aid people in traveling for job interviews. Cash handouts is a thoughtless answer.
Apples & Oranges. Bailing out companies that employ thousands of people that would of otherwise resulted in mass unemployment is justified IMO, as long as the wrong doers are punished.
Work for the dole and managed welfare payments are a great step forward, both for people genuinely looking for a job and the country as a whole.
backward state like WA
WA has an extremely high crime rate
I went to Kalgoorlie one time
People who are long term collecting unemployment are a different kettle of fish though. They are just living off other peoples money and there is a large percentage that are not interested in working. How is that fair? Maybe they would change their mind if they werent just given cash in hand.
Thats right WA the state that creates a foreign exchange surplus...SURPLUS...so you Easterners can party all night long in Kings Cross.
WOW ...you're so travelled. Care to back up your claim. Last time I was in Sydney I saw an unprovoked violent altercation at 7pm in a cafe. I chose not to judge the whole of NSW over that one incident. And whilst on the subject of Aborigines...You do remember that Redfern is in NSW?
originally posted by: Collateral
This thread is just rife with wallet envy.
Why should mining companies have to kick an ADDITIONAL 30-40% of their profits back to the government?
Id love to see your reaction if you were made to kick back an additional 30-40% on your pay check.
Forrest has just as much a right as anyone else does to say where he thinks his taxes should be spent.
He contributes WAY more than you ever will in terms of a dollar value to this country. And yet you think he should have less of a say in where his tax is spent. Lol!
He contributes WAY more than you ever will in terms of a dollar value to this country. And yet you think he should have less of a say in where his tax is spent. Lo
If we are getting to the point where one can buy their right to control democracy and their voice is more important because of this fact. Then you know this country as a democracy is heading south fast.