Just who Shares the tax burden???
An interesting situation is evolving in the world of paying
our share, from way back in the 1950’s when Menzies brought in the double tax
act, allowing those taxed overseas to operate here tax free, with the hope of
attracting investment in our fine Country, when in fact we were simply
attracting tax dodging multinationals, we have come a long way, but has it been
in the right direction.
Land tax, levies, GST, payroll, stamp duty’s, income,
registrations, licensing even the up and coming Carbon tax that will cost us
all thousands the list is long and arduous, even worse, those that will be
exempt, will not be me and you.
It is bad enough that our Government don’t share the tax
burden equally and worse that they give hand outs to those that are least
deserving, but now they try bribing us on how to spend what little we have
Rebates to stimulate certain sections of the economy, are
forcing us to spend our hard earned money in a manner not of our choice, or as
usual we can just miss out.
Gas conversion rebates, solar power, the baby bonus, 1
home buyers grant and the like, do not share the benefits equally, usually
resulting in no more than the price of the product or service doubling over
An urgent overhaul of our complicated system is long over
due, and if there is money to hand back, it should be done in an equitable
manner, allowing us to choose where it is spent, we are all aware that money
not hard earned is not always spent well.
The Federal governments recent economic stimulus payment in
most case’s ended up in the same business’s that avoid their share of the tax
burden, and helped to raise both interest rates and the price of petrol, we
should never forget it was our money in the first place, was it shared in the
same way as to reflect the tax rate each of us pay?
Rewarding tax aversion and those that avoid their share of
the workload, does nothing to promote a healthy future, just like offering
financial benefit to entice pregnancy will not always result in wise decisions
We seem to be living in a complicated world, but it does not
need to be, just like our government never received a mandate to intervene in
every aspect of our lives, it is even harder to believe that our
representatives would intentionally disadvantage investors and small business
in my state with unfair land, payroll tax and the like.
Simple systems like debits tax alone would solve many of our
dilemmas, but we have no chance while we continue to reward those that have
lead us here in the first place with our precious vote.
Think carefully and consider the fact that “Change is
necessary” and it will not be achieved by voting the same way we always have.
Mark M Aldridge
Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council
P O Box 1073 Virginia S.A. 5120
08 82847482 / 0403379500