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#11 Clipper

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:57 PM

It’s a matter of fairness,if you don’t need it it give it to someone that does.

 

I could not agree less


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#12 Priscilla II

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:01 PM

Yup all my contractor associates have worn out their knees backs and brains well before they are 65.
Next time you bitch and moan about a tradie just stop to consider for his or her charge out rate of whatever that the degradation of their physical body is included in the charge.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:02 PM

I could not agree less


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#14 Sabre

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:28 PM

But who would set the threshold. The problem is if you means test and the threshold is only a few hundred grand in the bank, how does that encourage anyone to provide for their own retirement.

Agree. Those that have made sacrifices and planned well should not be penalised. I have no idea where that threshold should be but a sliding scale set at a point that balances the books would make sense?
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#15 Priscilla II

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:24 PM

I could not agree less


Care to explain.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:34 PM

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Please play within the rules and address the subject, not the posters.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:35 PM

Im rather inarticulate, but will give it a shot.

“If you dont need it, give it to someone else” seems to suggest money/wealth shouldnbe recieved by need, not by hard work or savings.

I dont see why some 65s should get it and some not, just because some have saved or managed to generate some weath and some not.

I think the super scheme as it stands is unaffordable for our country. I think the age should slowly be risen over the years.

I would be happier with no super at all, rather than some getting it and some that have more not getting it. Especially as those with more will generally have contributed a lot more to the taxes over the years.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

One final point i lnow many will disagree with is about fairness. Means testing does not seem fair to me.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:43 PM

I agree, if you have paid taxes all your life, you should get super. If you have handled your money well, and have some reserves, good on you.
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:49 PM

Clipper,
Giving something to someone for nothing rocks my boat.
What seems to rock your boat is a bit beyond me.
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