Nothing better than an obvious question. I ask them all the time…
This reblogged, with thanks, from AIMN (theaimn.com).
This morning I heard on the news that Abbott told the Minerals Council that the Medicare co-payment was absolutely necessary to fix the “Budget mess” – and oh, he still wants to abolish the Mining Tax because apparently, we can afford that.
Now I’m not going to go all lefty here, or even challenge his rather dubious assertion that most families don’t pay to go to the doctor, but the taxpayer always pays. (Why don’t those families pay tax, I wonder?) I just want someone to ask him one question:
If $5 of the $7 goes to medical research, and the other $2 goes to the doctor, that leaves zero for the Government, so how does that help the Budget bottom line in any way whatsoever?