You don't have to agree with the laws to take advantage of them. You just have to play by the rules as they stand. You'd have to be a hardcore ideologue, or stupid, to let everybody else take the free money on offer but refuse to accept it yourself.
A voice of reason at last in this thread!
barefoot wrote: Personally, I'd like to see taxes raised across the board to fund more government spending on services and infrastructure. But I'm not going to voluntarily start paying extra if nobody else does. It's a one-in-all-in (or, in the case of FBT , one-out-all-out) proposition.
As a self funded retiree I was delighted to see the increase in the tax threshold to $18,200. You can increase the rates above that but leave my low income tax free rort alone!
[/quote][/quote]barefoot wrote:And, for the record, if I still lived in the seat of Melbourne, this election would have been the first time in my life that I voted 1 for a sitting member.
I found the Greens policy on refugees to be the most charitable/christian/humane (take your pick of adjectives) of the three parties but as for the rest of their policies I have to differ and gave their candidate in my electorate the lowest preference.