David Leyonhjelm guest post on the tax cuts.

David Leyonhjelm on the tax cuts. Marginally better than nothing.

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19 Responses to David Leyonhjelm guest post on the tax cuts.

  1. Baldrick

    82% of all income tax is paid by only 3 million Australians.
    Only about 5 million income tax paying Australians are net taxpayers.

    Toilet.

  2. Egor

    Good stuff Dave, but I won’t take you seriously until you advocate daily for optional seat belts and motorcycle helmets. What I’m hoping for is I get to pay for those avoidable lifetime neuro incapacitation costs, all the better to teach me how Liberts seek to socialise the costs of their extended adolescence.

  3. zyconoclast

    339 Views including mine. Sad.

  4. struth

    Was that the rehearsal?

    When does he do it in front of an Audience?

  5. struth

    I don’t reckon it would be five million net taxpayers because of private sector on gov contracts and then the private sector suppliers of the contractors down the line.
    Too hard to be precise on that.
    So lets go with four million net taxpayers as an average, and I reckon that’s being optimistic.
    That means for every actual taxpayer in Australia, six are not paying a red cent.
    When does the cart become to hard to pull?

    About now.

  6. Tel

    … teach me how Liberts seek to socialise the costs of their extended adolescence.

    I keep explaining to you, offer a damn opt-out and you can have everything you ask for.

    Sign this, give back your Medicare card, no more government doctors, no more Medicare levy, no government snooping on your health records, order what you like on the Internet for your own consumption. Job’s done, stop the Far King whinging.

  7. I keep explaining to you, offer a damn opt-out and you can have everything you ask for.

    Excellent, combine that with an opt in flat tax as opposed to progressive tax and see what happens.

  8. Tel

    Here’s the problem with the speech: it’s impossible to cut tax without also cutting spending, and not enough people understand this situation. Obviously it’s politically strategic to have microscopic and irrelevant tax cuts before the election with promise of more coming afterwards but because no party has ever kept promises I dunno how many people will be fooled.

    Remember Keating’s famous L.A.W. promise?

    Yeah, sneaky bastards found a way around it, so with trust at an all time low, we aren’t expecting much.

  9. Tel

    339 Views including mine. Sad.

    Yeah, the camera panning across the empty room is heartbreaking but if nothing else at least there’s one seat that David Leyonhjelm is keeping some other bum out of.

  10. tgs

    Great work, DL. Keep up the good fight.

  11. EvilElvis

    Good stuff Dave, but I won’t take you seriously until you advocate daily for optional seat belts and motorcycle helmets. What I’m hoping for is I get to pay for those avoidable lifetime neuro incapacitation costs, all the better to teach me how Liberts seek to socialise the costs of their extended adolescence.

    Agreed. Get serious on important social and lifestyle issues then worry about crap like tax and prosperity. I want to ride my pushy with the sun on my head and a joint in my gob. Libertarians, FMD.

  12. struth

    Here’s the problem with the speech: it’s impossible to cut tax without also cutting spending,

    So 50 people are taxed at 50 percent tax and 50 people are on welfare.
    50 people get taxed at 25% and it creates jobs as they have more to spend, employing the other fifty.
    Who also then pay tax at 25%.
    Revenue remains the same and less to spend?

    Problem with this?

  13. Egor

    No objection to you opting out.
    Your subsequent life in a Salvos minimum treatment poor house dorm might however give you pause. Your decision entirely….the problem is you’ll be whining for taxpayer “help” after the first year.
    We both know it.

  14. .

    We can live in a world with fiscal responsibility, flat taxes and no harassment from police officers for petty non-crimes.

    We don’t live in the best of all possible worlds already. David writes an alternative budget each year. To say he’s missing the main issue (spending and deficits) is not well-considered.

  15. .

    Egor
    #2744940, posted on June 23, 2018 at 8:47 am
    No objection to you opting out.
    Your subsequent life in a Salvos minimum treatment poor house dorm might however give you pause. Your decision entirely….the problem is you’ll be whining for taxpayer “help” after the first year.
    We both know it.

    Not true. There are hundreds of thousands of hidden unemployed. They don’t take welfare.

  16. Egor

    Yeah, incapacitated followers of choice won’t be taking taxpayer’s money. Sure they won’t.
    But well done, this sort of silly assertion might well explain the rounding error that is the Libertarian vote.

  17. Egor

    Alas, it’s the Truth.

  18. .

    I just pointed out why your assertion about welfare was not true Egor – you can check how many other minor parties the LDP beat on the primary vote and into the Senate yourself.

    If that is a rounding error, you’re basically saying 30% of Australia doesn’t matter.

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