Monday, November 12, 2012

For so many reasons, let's end middle class welfare

A great article in The Australian - ending the middle class welfare bullshit...

[quoting article]
Helen Hughes, emeritus professor of economics at the Australian National University and a mother, dismisses the idea children are a "social resource".


had children long before welfare came along and, in any case, children are only good for society if they work hard and don't drink too much," she says.

"It is outrageous that single people are forced to pay for the children of others."

Indeed, a single worker on a low income pays income tax so a family with one child and a household income of $175,000 a year receives a fortnightly welfare cheque via FTB B.
[end quoting article]