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(Independent)   Australian finance minister hikes gas taxes in budget, says it won't hurt the poor because so few of them have cars   ( divider line
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263 clicks; posted to Politics » on 13 Aug 2014 at 11:59 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-08-13 10:30:31 AM  
How much is he increasing the taxes by?
2014-08-13 12:00:35 PM  
Nothing wrong with a gas tax.
2014-08-13 12:02:48 PM  
It will, however, hurt those who DO own cars.  ("Shall we walk or take a kangaroo?")
Maybe next he'll tax airline fuel - "I....hate...Qantas."
2014-08-13 12:03:50 PM  
and they are being rounded up and given gas...
2014-08-13 12:07:38 PM  
What the puck?
2014-08-13 12:11:56 PM  
The worst thing is that this is possibly not the stupidest thing put forward by a member of our government.
2014-08-13 12:12:49 PM  
Does the poor own refrigerators over there?
2014-08-13 12:15:12 PM  
What impoverished Australian car-owners might look like:
2014-08-13 12:18:42 PM  
Australia is a very big city urban country.  The five biggest cities have over half the country's population.  I tried counting for US cities and got to 10 metro areas and just crossed the 1/3 population mark and decided to quit.
2014-08-13 01:32:17 PM  
TFA: Mr Hockey's budget revealed that the fuel tax would go up from 1 August

Mr. Hockey?
2014-08-13 03:38:24 PM  
Refrigerator tax and we are gonna hit the poors.
2014-08-13 04:33:06 PM  
Good job the poors (think: Meekatharra instead of Perth) don't buy things that are trucked in, what with Meekatharra being inland in the middle of nowhere and having an average wage of AU$46,160 and Perth having one of AU$72,800.

For example.

Why don't they just tax the earnings like sensible people, oh yeah, Tony Abbott and his Liberal (note: Australia uses that word like the rest of the world, it means right-of-center but not quite Tea Party crazy) Party and his high ideas about how he knows more about climate change than people that study that sh*t.

Enjoy your Barrier Reef while you can, Tony. Maybe you can prove King Canute wrong and turn back the tides too, with your doubts at the science.
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