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Poll: Which party you would vote for in the upcoming Australian federal election
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Labor
33.33%
1 33.33%
Coalition
33.33%
1 33.33%
Greens
33.33%
1 33.33%
Others
0%
0 0%
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Upcoming Australian Federal Election
#11
RE: Upcoming Australian Federal Election
(March 19, 2016 at 11:36 pm)Aractus Wrote: I think there are huge obstacles to taxing the wealthy. One being that anyone with a business can cap their tax rate at 30% because that's the company tax, whereas income tax brackets are 0-18k 0%, 18-37k 19%, 37-80k 32.5%, 80-180k 37%, 180k+ 45%. The problem here is that anyone who owns a business can, and does, pay themselves a salary of $37,000, plus superannuation ($3,330), then pay the company tax on profits (28.5% for a small business, 30% for everyone else), effectively saving themselves $11,400 in income tax if their salary was $180,000 in total as a small business. The system at the moment isn't fair, it needs improvement. What really needs to happen is income tax needs to be scaled back to a fairer spread. But creating equity at the higher tax brackets will make the taxation system more recessive (less fair to those at the bottom). It's really not an easy fix.

There are economists just like sports betters, just like polls, it is all POV, and nice shell game the right wingers play, it is the same moving the goal posts apologists make, "You wouldn't understand."

Actually I do. If things worked out like the top say, nobody would be bitching. It is a simple observing any other ecosystem. When it is balanced, the stress is limited and manageable. When it gets lopsided in any direction and one species in that ecosystem dominates it becomes destructive, in other species we call them invasive species. Global corporatism is an invasive species economically speaking. It is not based on problem solving to a great enough degree, it is far too much about producing just to produce, consuming just to consume and a chase for cheap labor. The biggest offender is fossil fuel. The global market is far too destructive currently.
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#12
RE: Upcoming Australian Federal Election
Let me put it to you that it is better for people to funnel savings from their business to their income than from their income to their business.

Now you see the complication.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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#13
Upcoming Australian Federal Election
I think Hillary Clinton should move there and run for office. You would love her.
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#14
RE: Upcoming Australian Federal Election
(March 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm)KUSA Wrote: I think Hillary Clinton should move there and run for office. You would love her.

Not nearly socialist enough. I'd take Senator Sanders in a fast minute, though...

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#15
RE: Upcoming Australian Federal Election
(March 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm)KUSA Wrote: I think Hillary Clinton should move there and run for office. You would love her.

I loathe her for continuing to support a trade embargo against Cuba.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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#16
Upcoming Australian Federal Election
(March 21, 2016 at 8:25 am)Aractus Wrote:
(March 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm)KUSA Wrote: I think Hillary Clinton should move there and run for office. You would love her.

I loathe her for continuing to support a trade embargo against Cuba.

That's a shame. Most people here love her.
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#17
RE: Upcoming Australian Federal Election
Do you think Cubans feel that way? She'll completely undermine what Obama has just achieved with Cuba. Not that Obama's that great either: the trade embargo is illegal, immoral, and as untenable as Trump's wall.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47-S50. -LINK

The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. -LINK


"That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on." - Nicole Cooke
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