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Created by bazz61 A week ago, 27 Mar 2020
bazz61
QLD, 2841 posts
27 Mar 2020 10:28AM
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Mark _australia
WA, 19713 posts
27 Mar 2020 11:42AM
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and then the resultant debt......? Your plan to handle that?

wasn't the NBN going to save us all....?

The unemployment resulting from the Govts recent decisions should not have even happened in a lot of cases.

On the news I see a restauranteur, sooking about having to close as he sent all the staff home. Well hang on, once the waitstaff have gone, how about you halve your prices and do takeway only? Wouldn't people love a high quality meal for $20 instead of pizza or Maccas? Surely he can survive

Again, a hairdresser crying on the telly and saying she has a choice of being broke or being sick. OMG the hyperbole. If all the nurses (and other emergency services that have to contact people) just wear gloves, mask and wash well and deal with DEFINITE cases of flu / COVID19 etc, what's wrong with hairdressers suiting up and bunging on gloves too? Its not like ALL their customers are sick, like some professions have to manage. Some folks wipe poo off walls all day, some wade thru it. Grow up hairdressers.

However, winery in southern WA kept the staff on, distilled alcohol and made hand sanitiser to (1) stay in business and (2) help the community. Top stuff.

But for many its too easy to have a sook and ask for Govt help in everything.

I feel for those who've been sacked and the lines at Centrelink are a disgrace (its a disgrace on a normal day...) but the bosses who didn't think of alternatives before taking the easy route then asking for Govt help are scum.

saltiest1
NSW, 2176 posts
27 Mar 2020 3:32PM
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I'd be up for the 80% as long as those that take it pay back with a 20% tax hike for 4 years.

kiterboy
1723 posts
27 Mar 2020 12:42PM
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So...too bad so sad for those that have lost their jobs due to this pandemic?

roodney
126 posts
27 Mar 2020 12:45PM
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kiterboy said..
So...too bad so sad for those that have lost their jobs due to this pandemic?


According to M_A, yes....

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 3130 posts
27 Mar 2020 2:48PM
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Don't people that lost their jobs get the doubled newstart straight away?

Rus13b
NSW, 268 posts
27 Mar 2020 4:51PM
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no I think its only double if you have been on the dole for 26 wks.
normal dole if you sign up now, with the $750 bonus.
if so, dole bludging career bumbs get double for nothing.
plenty of grants for small business but they have to be paid back.
Not the double dole payments.

Mark _australia
WA, 19713 posts
27 Mar 2020 11:20PM
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roodney said..

kiterboy said..
So...too bad so sad for those that have lost their jobs due to this pandemic?



According to M_A, yes....


No, I just said they should not have been sacked in many cases.

The bosses have made dumb choices and now want wages paid by the Govt to keep business afloat?

The Govt was dumb to make a decree about banned places / gatherings / businesses and not think that centrelink would be overwhelmed. The lack of foresight by many is just astounding.

petermac33
WA, 5804 posts
28 Mar 2020 12:49AM
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Rus13b said..
no I think its only double if you have been on the dole for 26 wks.




Pretty sure this is not the case otherwise what would be the point with so many 'dole bludgers' signing up in the last few weeks after being put off due to business closure?

The idea I take it is to help them.

bazz61
QLD, 2841 posts
28 Mar 2020 5:42AM
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failing in major issues...

bobajob
QLD, 1377 posts
28 Mar 2020 7:25AM
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Couldn't the Gov just put a halt with its military contract spending, then we could have wage subsidy and a new hospital in every suburb.
How many billion per plane?
How many billion per dumarine?
How many billion on attack vehicles?
And all being made where, with some token crumbs to Aussie companies.

Chris6791
WA, 3216 posts
28 Mar 2020 6:09AM
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The defence budget is under $40 billion, 'half' of that is barely a fraction of the first stimulus package, or the second and presumably the third thats coming.

Cut the defence budget in half and you're putting another I dunno, 20,000 people out of work. How, exactly is that going to help the unemployment rate?

Chris_M
1901 posts
28 Mar 2020 6:49AM
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Some terrible hard-line attitudes being displayed by many Aussies lately.

Your country is about to be phucked over by a virus and you're up in arms about welfare payments?

Main
QLD, 2002 posts
28 Mar 2020 9:05AM
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Chris6791 said..
The defence budget is under $40 billion, 'half' of that is barely a fraction of the first stimulus package, or the second and presumably the third thats coming.

Cut the defence budget in half and you're putting another I dunno, 20,000 people out of work. How, exactly is that going to help the unemployment rate?


Might be a good time to bring all overseas deployed military home. Maybe 12 month freeze on capital expenditure where beneficiaries are overseas companies. The fat within Federal, state and local procurement is mind blowing - I'd guess at least 25%. Maybe this is a catalyst to improve overall efficiency.

bazz61
QLD, 2841 posts
28 Mar 2020 9:30AM
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maybe make Uber eats and Uber itself pay tax and ban tax havens ...

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 3130 posts
28 Mar 2020 10:09AM
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I reckon tax reform will be back on the agenda Bazz

bobajob
QLD, 1377 posts
28 Mar 2020 10:26AM
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Chris6791 said..
The defence budget is under $40 billion, 'half' of that is barely a fraction of the first stimulus package, or the second and presumably the third thats coming.

Cut the defence budget in half and you're putting another I dunno, 20,000 people out of work. How, exactly is that going to help the unemployment rate?

Maybe i spelt something wrong, but Main has "relavent" response.
I was talking about the OS contracts for machines that have an "open ended" price, not the running budget that employs Aussies.

Rus13b
NSW, 268 posts
28 Mar 2020 12:24PM
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they all just signed up to get something, better than nothing. its not right that career dole bludgers get double & don't hav to pay it bak.

Mark _australia
WA, 19713 posts
28 Mar 2020 12:45PM
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bazz61 said..
maybe make Uber eats and Uber itself pay tax and ban tax havens ...



Maybe we'd have money in the bank if Left leaning Govt's didn't chuck it all away.....

They've had 10 yrs ....20yrs.....30yrs .. to build a strong counrty. The place with all the assets should not be crying poor in a time like this...
Labour cost is a big issue too so sorry to say it but pot-kettle-black Bazz

log man
VIC, 7738 posts
28 Mar 2020 4:23PM
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Mark _australia said..

bazz61 said..
maybe make Uber eats and Uber itself pay tax and ban tax havens ...




Maybe we'd have money in the bank if Left leaning Govt's didn't chuck it all away.....

They've had 10 yrs ....20yrs.....30yrs .. to build a strong counrty. The place with all the assets should not be crying poor in a time like this...
Labour cost is a big issue too so sorry to say it but pot-kettle-black Bazz


No matter how many times the graphs of government spending to gdp are posted and how often it's pointed out that the whole meme of "labor can't manage the economy" is a complete fallacy, Mark will continue to repeat it.

Mark has "alternative facts"

bazz61
QLD, 2841 posts
28 Mar 2020 4:47PM
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another view from experts...

kk
WA, 760 posts
28 Mar 2020 5:21PM
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So 3 teachers = experts

Right oh

Chris 249
NSW, 2451 posts
28 Mar 2020 8:40PM
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No, three people who have spent a lot of time studying this sort of stuff are experts.

Just Google them, it's not hard. They have apparently been paid for their expertise by people like Suncorp, Deloittes, the Business Council of Australia, OECD, Industry Super Australia and others.

You don't have to agree with them, but they look like smart guys who have spent decades looking at employment etc. Just writing them off as teachers is silly.

Mark _australia
WA, 19713 posts
28 Mar 2020 6:10PM
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log man said..

Mark _australia said..


bazz61 said..
maybe make Uber eats and Uber itself pay tax and ban tax havens ...





Maybe we'd have money in the bank if Left leaning Govt's didn't chuck it all away.....

They've had 10 yrs ....20yrs.....30yrs .. to build a strong counrty. The place with all the assets should not be crying poor in a time like this...
Labour cost is a big issue too so sorry to say it but pot-kettle-black Bazz



No matter how many times the graphs of government spending to gdp are posted and how often it's pointed out that the whole meme of "labor can't manage the economy" is a complete fallacy, Mark will continue to repeat it.

Mark has "alternative facts"


Just sick of seeing the things about Govt should have done something about housing affordability, tax big companies, and provide for the homeless etc - which are all true - but people like Bazz and you always use it as a crack at the current Govt.
The truth is BOTH sides have had ample opportunity to fix those over decades.
But again, when something happens its all about the Libs failed us hey Bazz n Loggy..

bazz61
QLD, 2841 posts
28 Mar 2020 8:26PM
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there is an element of truth in what you say Mark .

FormulaNova
NSW, 10492 posts
28 Mar 2020 10:38PM
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Mark _australia said..

log man said..


Mark _australia said..



bazz61 said..
maybe make Uber eats and Uber itself pay tax and ban tax havens ...






Maybe we'd have money in the bank if Left leaning Govt's didn't chuck it all away.....

They've had 10 yrs ....20yrs.....30yrs .. to build a strong counrty. The place with all the assets should not be crying poor in a time like this...
Labour cost is a big issue too so sorry to say it but pot-kettle-black Bazz




No matter how many times the graphs of government spending to gdp are posted and how often it's pointed out that the whole meme of "labor can't manage the economy" is a complete fallacy, Mark will continue to repeat it.

Mark has "alternative facts"



Just sick of seeing the things about Govt should have done something about housing affordability, tax big companies, and provide for the homeless etc - which are all true - but people like Bazz and you always use it as a crack at the current Govt.
The truth is BOTH sides have had ample opportunity to fix those over decades.
But again, when something happens its all about the Libs failed us hey Bazz n Loggy..



The Labor government got absolutely roasted on here after the spending for the GFC to try and save our arses. Here, the Liberal government is spending up because they have to. I would not and do not blame them for doing this, and only hope they do enough.

We were heading to a recession or as close as before this, and now it really doesn't matter. It doesn't mean though that we can't sit here and analyse or even criticise them in the way they spend. Its all part of discussion. Whether you like the discussion or not.



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