Are Australians taxed too much?


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7 comments so far

  • Yes we are taxed far too much and when the carbon tax kicks in, it will be just ridiculous.
    Can't understand why a 'labor' government is hell bent on hurting everyone of us. This just does not make sense. Not to mention the thousands of jobs that will go as a result of this punitive tax. Can't imagine Bob Hawke or even Paul Keating deliberatly trying to hurt their support base in such a way.

    Date and time
    October 04, 2011, 11:35AM
    • Yes

      Date and time
      October 04, 2011, 2:57PM
      • What rubbish. We should be looking to the Scandanavian countries instead of whingeing all the time about how much tax we're paying. A flat tax for all earning over $30k, including businesses and corporations.

        Date and time
        October 04, 2011, 4:12PM
        • Of course we are... with Gillard & Co. intent on taxing us a lot more!
          The so-called Canberra tax summit will be another typical Labor farce - a whitewash of the 'Ranga's rorts'!
          How much money can one government blow?
          Give Labor a billion dollars and they'll blow it.
          Give them a trillion, and they'll blow that too.
          Such is the Labor Party - clueless, inept and just not worthy of a pittance - simply a DISGRACE!!!

          Date and time
          October 04, 2011, 5:11PM
          • Suspected the 'tax summary' was a farce then I saw John Brumby sitting there with a smile on his face and knew it was all a big con. What was she thinking by dragging out the greatest dud in the world???

            Date and time
            October 05, 2011, 8:15AM
            • Australia is one of the most heavily taxed nations in the world, we are not as lucky as we once were, but we still have the opportunity to get back on track. With the Mining Tax and the Carbon Tax on the way, we face the prospect of skyrocketing up the rankings of the most taxed nations in the world. According to we are already the 10th most heavily taxed nation in the world. Furthermore; I am reminded of a well-fitting quote, to the tax debacle we now face. â??We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." Winston Churchill - Former UK Prime Minister.

              Date and time
              October 05, 2011, 6:28PM
              • Maybe if Austrtalia got its own flag we would not be taxed so much

                Date and time
                October 06, 2011, 1:33PM

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