Jeor Posted March 28 Share Posted March 28 12 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said: I'm rather opposed to income tax as well, at least to any income tax below a particular threshold. I like re-distribution, but with income taxes at low/low-medium income levels and GST on everything (in NZ it's everything, in Aus it's not on food(?) and..?) means you are taking away and giving, which just creates churn in people's bank accounts. This is going to be surprising coming from a conservative like me, but I think the churn of giving and taking is not necessarily a bad thing if government can allocate the capital better than the individual (which admittedly is a big if). I just don't think it's possible to leave lower-income people alone. By their own nature they will need government support and benefits in various areas (e.g. Medicare) and relying solely on a limited segment of the population (rich) to keep this working for them is not as reliable as having a broader base where government can tweak the dials. Wow. Voting Labor in the state election, talking about trusting the power of big government....what's happening to me!!? ants 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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