The Coalition is pushing the message that changes to the “wealthfare” tax system will see the ALP rob at-risk pensioners. This is moronic, and what’s worse, we’re paying for it.
Yesterday, Michaelia Cash told the ABC that she could live on the $40 a day the unemployed do, because she did the same thing backpacking. Her nonsense highlights an obvious fact: they don’t get it.
After one pensioner crowdfunded her rent and made it to social media, it highlighted a growing problem with our ageing population. They’re broke.
Turnbull government has quietly started to reform the welfare system, as they look to save money by introducing one universal payment, regardless of the recipient’s situation.
With Medicare set to be privatised, Jordan King-Lacroix points the finger, not at the Turnbull government, but the reformers who caused it: the Baby Boomers.