Q&A Forum: June 5, 2017

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314 Responses to Q&A Forum: June 5, 2017

  1. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Stumpy could help me out with my diability if her head was a bit flatter.

    I saw what you did there, Habib…

  2. True Aussie

    If you don’t tell them what you can’t do shorty then how do they know what support you need? Are they just supposed to guess?

  3. .

    You’d be reducing demand by less than one half of a per cent each year.

    Supply is the issue. Over 40% of a new home’s purchase price is taxes and other government fees or charges.

  4. True Aussie

    Lyinghelm has clearly never put up with druggies. A typical rich wanker with no real life experience about what he is talking about.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stumpy could help me out with my diability if her head was a bit flatter.

    Jesus Christ.
    Imagine if I was Stumpy Stimpy.

  6. .

    The easiest night working on the door of a CBD Sydney pub was new years eve when everyone was on drugs.

    No fights. At all.

  7. True Aussie

    Dot 200,000 people enter Australia every year, most settling in Sydney or Melbourne. Assuming families of 4 then that is 50,000 HOUSES EACH YEAR NEEDED FOR IMMIGRANTS.

  8. True Aussie

    Bullshit as usual dot. You have clearly not dealt with ice addicts.

  9. .

    …yes, and how does that compare to the housing stock in total?

    40% of house prices is tax (at least 40%).

  10. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Jesus Christ.
    Imagine if I was Stumpy Stimpy.

    Stimpy, you are going into uncharted waters.Be very careful…

  11. .

    True Aussie
    #2403176, posted on June 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    Bullshit as usual dot. You have clearly not dealt with ice addicts.

    I have actually. Now show some manners.

  12. True Aussie

    Dot are you really claiming to have worked as a bouncer?

  13. True Aussie

    I’ll show manners when you stop spouting bullshit dot

  14. True Aussie

    Granny said Shorten needs to stop being so whiny. Hahaha

  15. duncanm

    Is it over, yet?

    the show – or True Aussie’s idiocy?

  16. Helen

    Both, I thought I was on the wrong fred.

  17. .

    True Aussie
    #2403182, posted on June 5, 2017 at 11:08 pm
    Dot are you really claiming to have worked as a bouncer?

    It isn’t really a badge of honour or an industry with a high barrier to entry.

  18. True Aussie

    Next week Q and A is about Paris climate hoax.

  19. The easiest night working on the door of a CBD Sydney pub was new years eve when everyone was on drugs.

    If alcohol is so bad, then why is the middle east the world’s basket case?

  20. True Aussie

    It isn’t really a badge of honour or an industry with a high barrier to entry.

    No shit chief. I did it for 5 years which is why I find it so hard to believe someone as naive as you ever worked in the industry

  21. .

    Maybe you’re not as worldly as you think, champ.

  22. True Aussie

    As opposed to someone who doesn’t understand supply and demand and believes druggies are all nice and peaceful

  23. .

    The fact is drunks generally give you more trouble.

    0.5% decrease in demand – ignoring government imposts such as taxes that make up of 40-45% of the final sale price of a new home.

    You can’t claim to “understand supply and demand” if you ignore one and overestimate the significance of the other.

  24. Oh come on

    WA edition begins, geez I haven’t watched Q&A for years! Hoping to see an impressive performance from Leyonhjelm. Don’t spoil the surprise, now.

  25. Oh come on

    The Iranian dwarf isn’t on, but…oh on I won’t go there.

    He got a soaking on 4 Corners tho.

  26. EvilElvis

    No dwarf, but there is a midget.

    Enjoy 😉

  27. JC

    True Aussie
    #2403175, posted on June 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Dot 200,000 people enter Australia every year, most settling in Sydney or Melbourne. Assuming families of 4 then that is 50,000 HOUSES EACH YEAR NEEDED FOR IMMIGRANTS.

    Population of Texas 27.4 million.
    Land area of Texas 696,000 sq k
    Median house price of Texas.. US 164,000
    Growth rate of Texas population. 10.81%

    Yep, it’s all thems Chinese buying real estate that’s doing it.

    I hope these stats puts everything back in its place.

  28. Oh come on

    Texas is incredible. A powerhouse. What California used to be.

  29. Oh come on

    Blah UK being the world CCTV capital is hardly news, I remember libertarian Poms talking about this in the mid 2000s.

  30. Oh come on

    Q&A is already boring me shitless, don’t think I’m going to be able to make it all the way through.

  31. Oh come on

    Hey someone just named me in a tweet.

  32. JC

    OCO

    I don’t know whether to laugh or be horrified at the sheer enormity of the stupidity level shown at this blog when you have clowns suggesting we need to stop immigration and foreign purchases of real estate because its a main driver in pushing up real estate prices.

    Argue against immigration because you dislike muzzos, Asians or Eurosexuals. Emote that way, as it would be a more worthy argument. But to suggest we need to attack the demand side because of high immigration levels or those Chinese are pushing up prices is actually debasing collective IQ.

  33. Oh come on

    Yes that is true. Foreign real estate purchases are a beautiful gift to Australians. They inevitably purchase at or near the top of the market and inevitably sell at or near the bottom. From who? And then back to? Why, us locals! It’s what happened with the Japanese back in the late 80s/early 90s and it’s happening with the Chinese right now. They’re at the purchase stage. Australian property sellers are making a motza. In a few years we’ll be able to snap up the bargains when the cycle bottoms out and the foreigners need to liquidate their non-core assets like OS property.

    Thanks, China!

  34. JC

    It’s also allowing us to hold up the exchange rate giving us purchasing power to buy imported goods cheaper than where the exchange would be if there wasn’t this capital inflow.

    The level of sheer ignorance is incredible. I don’t much mind ignorance as long as it’s not mixed in with stupid shit.

  35. Oh come on

    Someone stick a cork in that dwarf.

  36. JC

    Someone stick a cork in that dwarf.

    Dave L did. He bopped a good one by telling her he hears that gerbil warming nonsense everyday from the ridiculous greens.

  37. Oh come on

    I know but that dopey old bint cut him off from refuting the dwarf’s bullshit. Fossil fuels are subsidised (!) while renewballs are paying for them (!!!) and renewballs are all free cos it’s just wind and sun and we don’t pay anything for that, hello? Fuck me that is some epically stupid shit there.

  38. Oh come on

    Oh the 14 year old has an opinion about foreign investment. He doesn’t like them furriners. A future PHON voter, it seems.

  39. Oh come on

    The NDIS is going to buy the dwarf a tiny little dwarf house.

  40. Oh come on

    Should be quite affordable, really. I’ve seen those plastic cubby houses at Toys’R’Us. Only a few hundred bucks a pop.

  41. JC

    Oh come on
    #2403229, posted on June 6, 2017 at 12:23 am

    The NDIS is going to buy the dwarf a tiny little dwarf house.

    A doll house.

    The mini-girl reckons the NDIS will be more than paid for because it helps people get back to work. I’d love to see it being paid for, even indirectly. But the NDIS will end up costing us around $30 billion. Color me skeptical we’re going to see even 10% of that paid back from disabled going to work.

  42. Oh come on

    We got “literally a crash course” in something. Am just wondering what we’re supposed to have seen from this literal crash course.

  43. Oh come on

    It’s phoney economics from economic no-nothings. Magic pudding economics.

  44. Oh come on

    The dwarf is very, very angry.

  45. Stimpson J. Cat

    The dwarf is very, very angry.

    She has a very short temper.

  46. Oh come on

    Wow, drug testing welfare recipients is one of the worst ideas the dwarf has ever heard. She obviously hasn’t heard a lot about much at all.

  47. Oh come on

    I’m not saying it’s a good idea. But one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard? Pol Pot’s Year Zero, the Final Solution – nah that’s nothing! Drug testing welfare recipients, just abysmal.

  48. Oh come on

    Well that was an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

  49. JC

    I wonder if they had to sit her in a high chair?

  50. Oh come on

    She was rather prone to exaggeration.

  51. JC

    I can’t recall the name of the show, but it was set in LA . It had an English comedian working in the tech field who was absolutely hopeless with girls. Just a useless geek. He had a buddy, a midget and this dude always scored with regular good looking gals. He had a winners attitude too. It wasn’t much of a show, but the midget really made it work.

  52. Oh come on

    That chick had a whiner’s attitude.

  53. JC

    That chick had a whiner’s attitude.

    No she didn’t. She was a loud mouth. Girls don’t have winners attitude.. only guys do. Girls who try that on are just unattractive loud mouths.

  54. JC

    whoops… whiner… misread it…

  55. Oh come on

    Ok, she had a ‘pay for my shit’ attitude.

  56. classical_hero

    What was the total?

  57. gowest

    I was watching a recording of the outsiders when they put up a CBA graph showing the current rate of pay rises of the Australian workforce going down like a submarine crash diving whilst the public service was still getting pay rises…. Stupid Commonwealth Bank this must be the real reason why the bank levy tax was introduced… don’t criticize the PS…. they will find ways to punish you!

  58. Carpe Jugulum

    The total came to 73

    Entropy joins the arseless chaps club

  59. Entropy

    Ow, what are surprise to wake up to!
    So unexpected! I would like to thank my agent, my parents, my pet dog, and Davis Leyonhjelm for appearing on Q&A.

  60. duncanm

    .. and we wake to the headlines..

    ” unleashes a potty mouth on Q&A”

    Check the article:
    Leyonhjelm says ‘terrorists are dangerous dickheads’
    Dwarf talks about ‘taking a dump in the living room’

    which do you think had the potty mouth according to Fiarfax?

  61. The BigBlueCat

    Kiruna Stamell said:

    “The other thing I want to say is, every dollar that is spent on the NDIS – you ordinary disabled and non-disabled Australians will see come back to your own pocket. Because … it means a disabled person is able to get out of the house, go to the local shopping centre, buy themselves a coffee, because they can finally get out of the house, because they’ve finally been given a shower and clothing and they’re going to spend that money there in the community.

    “This isn’t money you are giving to disabled people that will go offshore, into a bank account, earning interest somewhere. You are going to see every dollar of the NDIS come back to you because it’s going to mean that disabled people are working, paying tax on income, employing carers – carers pay tax on their income. They are going to be out participating in the community, enjoying life and spending money. So, that’s the one thing I want you all to hold on to …. it actually makes economic sense to give the disabled community access to these resources.”

    Isn’t that BS? I mean, NDIS spend doesn’t come back to my pocket. I doubt it comes back to any Cat’s pocket either. Surely it goes back to a small segment of the community – those who supply goods and services specifically to the disabled community! The NDIS is not aimed at topping up the disabled’s income – it is aimed at providing them with good and services to make their lives better. From the NDIS website:

    Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

    Our priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need.

    While I agree that NDIS spend enters the economy, it’s only because it’s left the economy via increased taxation in the first place, in that our taxation is higher than would otherwise be without the NDIS.

    While I think that supporting the disabled community with funds to allow them to live lives more closely approximating the non-disabled community is a good thing to do, we should at least be honest that the cost of the NDIS is a cost to the taxpayer. There is no surety that increased income in the community will result in higher collected tax, since many NDIS providers will be charitable organisations, or organisation and individuals who might not be making taxable income, and certainly not no organisation is taxed at 100% (though give the government a bit of time and that might happen too!).

    What do others think?

  62. Peter Greagg

    If the NDIS spending really did result in higher taxation that funds the higher spending, why would the government seek to increase the Medicare levy.
    I note the TLS already increased the Medicare levy to ‘pay’ for the NDIS when it started.

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