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    ThexArm
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    Craig.Smith, post: 210362 wrote:
    I am all for reducing the number and amount of taxes we pay.

    Watch this interesting video with a US economist around tax reform
    Dr Arthur Laffer Interview.

    Very interesting video and I enjoyed Dr. Laffer’s passion for the topic. It makes real sense.

    I always thought Income tax legislation is complicated. Having a flat tax that is applicable to everyone irrespective of their incomes would be good. For example having a 17 to 20 % GST across everything and no income tax for individuals. $25 to 30% flat Corporate tax for all businesses.

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    My Guy, post: 210215 wrote:
    We don’t want too many people out there being successful and competing all in similar markets.

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    Hey all,

    what an interesting topic, my idea is only a small contribution to the unemployment rate.

    I feel our Welfare system is partly to blame. Our government have create generations of “we deserve welfare” mentality. How many of these “unemployed” actually want to work would be a good start. These people who dont want to find work believe they are entitled to the benefit and shouldnt need to work. Finding the correct number is obviously impossible but i would think at least a good 30% of our unemployeed have no intentions of finding a job.
    Just to get people thinking about my point of view, how many people have been interviewed by us soloists and bigger business who just need their dole papers signed to say they turned up for an interview? Obviously not all unemployed are like this.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    Hobidi Bob, post: 210403 wrote:
    Hey all,

    what an interesting topic, my idea is only a small contribution to the unemployment rate.

    I feel our Welfare system is partly to blame. Our government have create generations of “we deserve welfare” mentality. How many of these “unemployed” actually want to work would be a good start. These people who dont want to find work believe they are entitled to the benefit and shouldnt need to work. Finding the correct number is obviously impossible but i would think at least a good 30% of our unemployeed have no intentions of finding a job.
    Just to get people thinking about my point of view, how many people have been interviewed by us soloists and bigger business who just need their dole papers signed to say they turned up for an interview? Obviously not all unemployed are like this.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    Hey Hobitti Bob,

    Yeah you could be right with the 30% figure, it may even be higher, who really knows, But just lets say your 30% figure is correct, the figures I just saw for Feb had about 750,000 unemployed (rounded down to help my wednesday maths). So say your 33.3% (rounded up for Wednesday) is 250,000 of what you say are “we deserve it” type people. That leaves another 500,000 people who are looking for work, based on your figures above.

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    Hobidi Bob, post: 210403 wrote:
    I feel our Welfare system is partly to blame. Our government have create generations of “we deserve welfare” mentality. Just my 2 cents worth.

    Hi Hobidi Bob,

    The point of welfare is a delicate one. A welfare system is good. It allows people in a tough time some breathing space, gives them some comfort to come out a difficult situation. I know this, because my family benefited from the welfare scheme and I am grateful. And that’s probably why I’m happy to believe that my tax is being used to fund someone else’s welfare, probably a family similar to mine currently in need.

    But the important thing is not depending on the welfare system or seeing it as a means to an end. Which is where I think your point was heading to. And being a topic about mindset, I can see how the welfare system can impact the innovative and creative side of individuals by providing a comfort zone.

    I’d say that with some assurance that the welfare system is ensuring individuals don’t use their creative and innovative mindsets to do unlawful activities.

    Alright, I guess we can keep the discussion going. But let’s not just discuss. Let’s also come up with ideas on executing something that will help mould this mindset at an early age through schools. I have a younger brother in school, so I’ll be probably seeing what interest he has in the subject and probably come up with a little course or practical syllabus that can be implemented in schools.

    I’m sure I won’t be the first. If someone knows of this being done already and what were the outcomes etc., that’d be great to share. So let’s get some ideas.

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