[LINK] EU gives green light to software patents
chris at sw.oz.au
Thu Mar 10 15:39:48 EST 2005
> Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>> Sorry but since I pay well over 60% of my income in taxes, I have a
>> fundamental problem with more of my income going towards other
>> peoples kids then my own kids.
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 02:31:56PM +1100, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> In find that hard to believe. You would have to be earning well over
> $250,000 per annum to pay so much tax, including a GST component.
> Even at $150,000 per year, with 10% GST, the effective rate is about 51%.
It's just typical sloppiness and distortion from Vic.
It's best to ignore him.
As for the crap about his taxes funding "other peoples kids" (sic),
that's hardly the problem. If taxation was only intended to fund
your own needs, then there would be no need for taxation. The whole
point of the exercise is to fund the common needs of Australia and
Australians. Unfortunately the amount they direct at "other people's
kids" is paltry compared to the amount they direct at weaponry,
at subsidising private health insurance for the rich, at running
concentration camps for refugees, for the regional pork program
and so on.
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