T Sharples, Tweed Heads
Stop Labors’ retiree tax’ had its first full-page ad in our local newspaper last week.
Matthew Fraser, Richmond’s LNP candidate, has been enthusiastically spruiking the same on his home YouTube videos: ‘the retiree tax will directly hit the pockets of retiree Tweed pensioners.’
So is there a ‘retiree tax’ that pensioners will have to pay? Take it from an old accountant: the answer is NO! It’s just a Sydney/Canberra LNP political fear campaign sadly targeting aged pensioners.
How cruddy can Oz politics get?
What Labor has suggested is the abolition of a tax credit (a tax advantage) to those wealthy enough to own a decent share portfolio.
A Tweed retiree pensioner on $698.10 a fortnight wouldn’t know what a share portfolio looked like.
But Matthew says, ‘Let’s keep working together to expose Justine Elliot’s Retiree Tax. Seniors deserve better.’
How about a real policy, Matthew, of increasing seniors’ pensions? No 65-plus person can reasonably live on the current pension.