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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Agit8dChop
What kind of agreement did china and S. Africa have? Long term? short term? Just curious.
as for the poverty line - Does Australia do the same the US does - take an average of the entire nation and go from there?
originally posted by: arrakis624
The only problem we have in australia is the amount of people that choose not to work. Then complain that welfare doesnt pay enough. Pensioners get more than the dole. I realise pensioners need to survive but i know a lot of perfectly healthy people collecting a a pension that dont deserve it. I also know alot of people that flat out refuse to work. These people are ticks on the big dog of society. I have worked for everything i own, and everything they own. Is that fair? a reply to: subtopia
originally posted by: bellagirl
One more thing....i have no problem with paying aged pensions. You have worked hard and payed your taxes. I even say double the aged pension so these people can have afford a proper steak for dinner and not worry about having the lights on at night because they cant afford it.
90% of fat people will tell you they have an auto immune disease or endocrine problem
90% of people with a mental illness
Here is my test for who should be on a disability pension.....99% of disability pensioners would be able to flee a burning house.
The housing bubble in Australia is massive, people can't afford rents and mortgages(interestingly though the government is prepared to gift first home buyers who cannot afford it tens of thousands of taxper money and banks are happy to still take them on
originally posted by: PLAYERONE01
originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: PLAYERONE01
I want to see you survive on $390- a week.all inclusive.
All of the married pensioners do it 24/7.
Bit hard to argue that one.
I think you maybe out of touch mate:
AUSSIE pensioners struggling to make ends meet are selling their prescription medication to junkies and drug dealers, with some painkillers fetching up to $4000 a box.
Queensland doctors have warned that dealers are also targeting vulnerable seniors, some who survive off a $766 fortnightly pension, and have been approaching them outside pharmacies, the Courier-Mail reports.