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Originally posted by gate13
Originally posted by badw0lf
reply to post by oibena
I see your non-topic related post and raise you a dead David Koche rumour!
Nice try tho, "MONSTER CYCLONE.... but I want to talk about asylum seekers..."
edit on 2/2/2011 by badw0lf because: (no reason given)
this is not true. he is still alive
Originally posted by sharpy777
The worst thing about Yagi and the Brisbane floods prior, is the un-Australian view that their problem is not the rest of Australia's problem.
It angers me when people cry out like the Government is stealing their money for no just cause, yet there are thousands of displaced people in Queensland who did not deserve or expect to have their lives ruined on such a massive scale.
These people who don't support their country men and women fail to see that if a horiffic natural disaster were to strike their home region and take everything they had, the rest of Australia would support them. Its utterly selfish and closed minded to suggest this isnt our problem. It is our problem because we support one another and we never ignore the suffering of our own countries people.
A mere $50-$100 a year in extra taxation, this is not going to cripple any family and if there is such a family who cant handle such a TAX then there are things like Centrelink which help those at a disadvantage.
My point is simply, if you expect your country to support you in the future should you lose your home, then support those in Queensland who have already lost theirs.
No i think most people's problem with the tax is that they are being forced to donate to a cause that they would give to anyway.and the fact they don't trust our moronic government to manage it properly,