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Congratulations workers:

Congratulations workers—rejoice!

April 16 is the day taxed Australian workers begin working for themselves!

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  • Jack Richards 16/04/2018, 8:30 am

    Yeah and everyone just won the jackpot lottery as well.

  • Neville 16/04/2018, 9:57 am

    Does that count all the indirect taxes as well?

    • luk1955 17/04/2018, 7:58 am

      No, the indirect taxes take another 9 months to pay off.

  • Bwana Neusi 16/04/2018, 10:00 am

    Take a paradigm shift. The Government has taken our “paid for” pension worth $30,000 plus per year. Effectively we are paying nearly $600 per week into their tax coffers.

  • Clarion Call 16/04/2018, 3:22 pm

    Anyone the wiser for the suggestion of a flat tax or the other interesting alternative: a transaction tax which would eliminate taxation completely.? I can understand the absolute screaming protests from public servants within the Tax Office, as well as tax agents, accountants, wealth advisers and the rest of the ‘professionals’ who rely on this imposition for their own income and personal wealth.

  • DT 16/04/2018, 3:36 pm

    About ten years ago a retired NSW Health senior executive stated on ABC Lateline that he estimated there were at that time 15,000 public servants in administration position who were surplus to requirements.

    I acknowledge that there are areas on the front line with staffing shortages.

    If the total cost of employment averaged $100,000 a year, not just direct wages and benefits, the cost for private sector taxpayers would have been $1.5 billion a year.

    Remember that public service employees do not pay real income tax, they return some of what they are paid from our tax revenue, private sector taxpayers, not new revenue.

    And, about half of income taxpayers do not pay enough tax to cover the government services they use and access. Higher income earners and businesses provide the monies used to subsidise the lower paid and welfare recipients, university students, and others paid from government budgets.

    But as I have covered earlier today here, governments have been slowly killing the economy from which tax revenue is collected.

    Since November 2007, with a short 2-year attempt to reverse the budget crisis, and after that 3-years of continuing squandering of our monies including money borrowed in our name, and not quite as damaging as 2007 to 2013, our economy is struggling to cross the 2.5 per cent GDP growth level, noting that long term average used to be 3.5 per cent.

    • DT 16/04/2018, 3:39 pm

      The 15,000 was in NSW Health Department, no doubt all other government departments have more employees than they need, and no private sector company could afford to over staff.

      The ones that succumbed to union pressure to employ more unionists and pay well above award wages coupled to below worlds best productivity were the first casualties as Australia lost ground as a manufacturing nation.

  • luk1955 17/04/2018, 8:04 am

    Manufacturers used to prop up the tax base. With all manufacturing gone, a substantial portion of the tax base has disappeared. That is the reason for the huge deficits that cannot be tamed with our current situation of made in China. No economist will tell you that because they are allied with lawyers, aka liars for hire.

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