checked the search and political area and didn't find this. If it's already up somewhere, mods feel free to throw this out or redirect people.
Well here ya go,
An article responding to the government’s planned super changes targeting the wealthy, has recommended killing off the poorest 20 per cent of
Australians as an alternate way to balance the nation’s budget.
“A modest cull would strike at the root of our fiscal dilemma,” suggested author Toby Ralph in his piece titled “Kill the poor” published on
the website of Liberal Party-aligned think tank, Menzies house.
Below is a link to the full article
Down here in Oz, there are 2 main political parties. The labor party (ALP) who is in power presently and the liberal national party (LNP)
The ALP, even though they have had to suffer a minority government have been able to pass over 900 pieces of legislation, were able to keep Australia
out of recession during and after the global financial crisis, organised a panel of experts to solve the refugeee crisis that was brought on when the
LNP in all of their wisdom, refused to allow a bill through parliament for the simple reason of disrupting government (the bill would have interrupted
the business plan of the boat smugglers but because allowing people to be sent to Malaysia was not able to be passed through parliament gave these
slime a way of getting around any laws being put in place, organised a panel of experts (not politically biased) to put together a procedure to assist
in getting ALL kids to receive a decent, equitable education and the list goes on. When items have been placed on here in the past, there have been
the usual, let's just say misguided individuals who insist on bagging out the ALP.
Well, here you go, there is an organisation set up by upper level LNP people and one of their illustrious members has countered the arguments put up
by the ALP to change rules to our superannuation policy that would cause a very small percentage of those who have quite extreme wealth to pay a bit
more so that ALL Australians can retire on decent pension.
His (apparent) tongue in cheek solution is to "cull" the poorest 20% of Australians.
How much does this sound like those "who have" wanting to remove (eliminate) those "who have not". If this tongue in cheek approach was so
"innocent", why has he gone to the trouble of even calculating how many "billions" it would save the country.
Tongue in cheek or wishful thinking.
since my attention span is quite limited, I appologise in advance for not giving the input that apparently has to be done. The thread is more for
members to discuss THEIR thoughts and feelings rather than for me or any one person to have all of the answers.
so as a notable figure recently said "give it your best shot"