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You know we have a bunch of frauds and shysters running the place when, after 25 years without an increase to unemployment benefits, they proudly describe their latest initiative of the cashless welfare card as a demonstration of a ‘compassionate, conservative welfare agenda’. Scarier still is that over half the population buy it, and voted for them, in one way or another.

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  1. Yeah Rod !! Wages growth has been stagnant this past 10 years or so as well !! …welfare is out of control !! The bill for taxpayers to foot has doubled in the past decade…welfare is “privilege ” most countries in the world do not even have welfare.
    .. 70% of my taxes were paid to welfare payments
    Last year ..after seeing the breakdown from my
    Accountant upon a request !! Jobs are Available
    All over Australia Rod ..so my i suggest that people
    Get up of their arses and get one …i have cleaned toilets in WA just to obtain employment for my family!!

  2. “Barrow” What Utter Nonsensical Tripe !!!

    I guess you went to the Alan Jones School of Journalistic Excellence where you majored in irrelevance and factual ignorance, and received a HD (High Distinction) in kicking someone when they are down. If you did rely on your accountant for such nonsensical figures, I suggest finding a new and more accurate one!

    The published figures are readily available if you can be bothered to drop your prejudice for long enough to do 5 minutes research. The TOTAL Social Security and Welfare budget was less than 34.3% of government expenditure which includes payments to veterans, pensioners and supplementary payments to families on low wages, and which you were probably eligible to receive whilst cleaning toilets for your family. It has grown an average of 3.4% per annum over the past decade.

    Expenditure on unemployment and sickness benefits combined was just 2.34%, with another 0.43% spent on labour market assistance programs for job seekers. Your research and mathematics abilities demonstrate the severe under-funding of our education system.

    A welfare system is a safety net, designed to help those in need. It is a measure of an ethical and compassionate society. I am proud Australia has such a system, however inadequate and pilloried it is. The fact that other countries don’t have basic welfare systems reflects poorly on them. What sort of warped world do you exist in, where you can consider it a “privilege” to be in need of welfare? And be bitter and jealous of those who have nothing?

    • For you information M Clark ..do not have a privileged education..drop out in year 10 ..and maybe you need to gets your facts right ? Iam going on what the ATO and my Accountant mailed out…so in layman’s terms ..plain old English..out of 105.000 tax ..the majority of my taxes last year were for the welfare system!! ..once again total of 70.000…end of story …now for record i do more than most for the underprivileged THE HOMELESS
      and have empathy and compassion for all people’s
      Doing it tough !! You dont even know me ..so may i suggest before you go on your next tangent!! I work in oil $gas 12 hour days up at 4am home at 6pm 14 days straight ..one day of ..14 again ..than 7 days of …all for my family to get ahead ….cleaning TOILETS , driving etc ..not so glamorous uh ??
      Never had to rely on WELFARE because iam proactive and will do anything to support my family
      So the morale of my rant is …have a go ..get up of your @r$e go NORTH ,SOUTH, EAST, WEST , for yourself ,or , your family……..be proud ..!!


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