Animal Farm sending Boxer to the knackery

Discussion in 'Superannuation' started by nonrecourse, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. nonrecourse

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    Our opposition leader Mr Short of an idea is trying to out do the prime minister Mr Turn coat in raping and pillaging the draft horses of our society who have for decades carried the load of paying taxes and providing for themselves under an SMSF.
    We have recently wound up our SMSF as the May 2016 budget which was aided and abetted by Mr short of an idea and the green slime who made it abundantly clear that all political parties in Australia do not intend to allow people to continue to control their own retirement.
    The best self managed system in the world has been neutered under the guise of fairness.

    I am currently drafting a letter to my federal liberal party member with a cc to every upper and lower house member of all parties requesting that he introduce a bill into parliament to complete the job that Mark Latham started to remove the parliamentary and civil service super excesses.

    As our politicians believe that we should be able to live on the pension that 80% of the population face on retirement I think its only reasonable that they share our pain.

    I urge you to write to your federal member and cut and past my recommendation.

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    JulieW Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Recommendation ?

    Welcome back NR.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Despite your good intentions it's a waste of valuable effort. You can't curb the excesses of the State by appealing to those who orchestrate the State's excesses.

    You'd be better off trying to change the minds of voters. Write to newspapers, post on facebook, join forums and get the message out there. Tell your friends. Attack the system at every opportunity you get. Join an activist group. Donate to the LDP or other groups that can lobby on your behalf. Don't vote. Don't get annoyed.

    And resign yourself to the fact that you're unlikely to see any change in your lifetime.
     
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    Ask your federal member to support a bill that will strip all parliamentarians and treasury bureaucrats of their obscene superannuation entitlements (sic). Like 80% of the population who must go on the government pension allocate only that to our representatives who claim they are there to serve the public.... Since they tell us that we who have set up our SMSF's 30 years ago and followed the law and now have been stripped of that entitlement because according to treasurywe haven't paid a fair amount of tax..... (remember Joe Hockey's comment on entitlement ? He who could collect his parliamentary pension and was given a nice $350K earner as a diplomat with out needing to retire).

    Of course you also have Mr Keating whose pension is a very large seven figure sum saying the franking credits were never meant to flow to people in SMSF's.

    Yes Mr short of an idea lets screw the rich, we can start with the pollies and work our way down in a race to the bottom. As Winston Churchill said the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Clearly we have a socialist government and a socialist opposition.

    Like the animal farm story the pigs in Canberra have their snouts firmly in the public trough.
     
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    If 10,000 people wrote to their federal member and demanded a cut to the obscene parliamentary and treasury super entitlement it would do more than trying to influence the sheeple as the media loves to rip into all pollies as it sells papers. Think about the fact that public life in a democracy was initially about serving for the public good not to feather your own bed. The western word is full of feather dusters.

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    Democracy is a farce.

    Write away. It won’t change a thing. 99% of the politicians in this country are ideologically opposed to individuals being self-responsible and independent of the State.

    Edit to add: you won’t find politicians solving your problem nor will you find a solution within the establishment.
     

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