I’m sick to the Back Bloody Teeth of hearing the words “Australian Working Families” from politicians and hearing breeders bitch about a reduction in the baby bonus.
In every single budget the single-income, single-person household is the one fucked over.
According to the 2011 Census, 24% of households is a Lone Person Household. And if you happen to be a single, working, able, child-free singleton (and probably do not work on the stupid mines making a motza), the gov’ment does not give a panhandling fuckbox about you.
I agree with welfare. I agree people need help. That’s what a right-thinking democratic nation does. Help those who need help. But for the life of jesus why are those people who don’t have partners to share the bills, who don’t have families or children and earn less than the average wage always left out in the goddamn cold?
We don’t get concessions or rewards. We get taxed and ignored.
We’d like a tax benefit for paying our taxes, bills, never having been in jail or claimed welfare, always having voted, having had to listen to the phrase “working families” ad nauseum, having had to boost the local economy by hiring handymen, furniture removalists, plumbers and electricians, going out to dinner and the pub, again boosting the local economy by buying nice clothes so we might be able to pull. Those sorts of things.
Single people who live on their own and fear they might have to sell their own kidneys to pay their electricity bill despite turning shit off at the wall are people too. =Ends.