Wino’s thought for the day

It’s simple. In life, only one thing is certain, apart from death and taxes. No matter how hard you try, no matter how good your intentions, you are going to make mistakes. You’re going to hurt people. You’re going to get hurt. And at the end you must accept regrets, as long as you can … [Read the full story]

Rich man, poor man

In January you will receive notification of your assets checked against your pension qualification. This means my pension will be stopped. Because of my savings and private pension and my preparations for the future, I will be penalised for being careful. In the news a politician has been threatened with having his $100,000 pension stopped. … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Budget week was almost a total waste of space as it was only a lead up for the next election. We can expect the finances to be left to whoever wins the next election. Whoever it is will find a huge loss difficult to manage. The disabled increase is the only good point in a … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Three girls stolen away ten years ago, when they were only in their teens, have been rescued in the USA. This must give hope to the parents of the girl stolen in Portugal six years ago. The Madeline kidnapping case is still unsolved. A rape in Rio will bring a warning to those going to … [Read the full story]

Lauryn Hill is given a 3 month prison sentence

Fugees singer, Lauryn Hill, has been sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pay around $1million in taxes over the past decade. In addition to serving three months, Hill must pay a $60,000 fine. On release from jail, she will spend three months in home confinement and will be under parole supervision for … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard…stop ruining Australia

I read with interest the article by the finance reporter of Ozzie News. I agree in part, especially about stopping the boat people before they arrive and leave Indonesia. Also how our pollies, especially Prime Minister Julia Gillard, do not understand the problem. Spending large sums to stop boats is not the answer. Spending large … [Read the full story]

Why the carbon tax?

In years long ago kings, emperors and rulers raised taxes mainly to fight and finance wars. In today’s modern societies, taxes are a fiscal way of adding extra money to the government purse. Many ways are explored to deliberately raise extra money. In the past we had windows tax and brick tax, corn tax even … [Read the full story]

Labor’s losing ground

I was considering why Labor is losing ground in the opinion polls. Julia Gillard consistently pushes ahead with policies to keep her small greens  and others happy. Mineral taxes are given so many different spins that we lose out on where the money is going to, how much it will be and what are the benefits. … [Read the full story]

Tax in OZ, sounds like an unpalatable medicine

When you see a group of pollies join together to discuss taxes, beware.  The outcome of three days planning on the future of taxes in Australia always results in the same outcome. Future predictions of increases to tax allowances and changes to current tax levels. The immediate effect is to set up a forum to … [Read the full story]

We are taxed for almost everything

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed. Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts Anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his car, Tax his gas, … [Read the full story]

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