- #1721678doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6411doogie June 7, 2019 at 10:01 am
Tax increments are going on all the time as wage and salary earners move into a higher tax bracket. For the government to adjust these brackets as needs to be done from time to time, they would be seen to reducing tax. That would not fit well with them.#1721680mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1953mommabear70 June 7, 2019 at 10:25 am
Doogie, that reminds us of an Open All Hours episode where a customer asked Arkwright for a refund. Splutter splutter mumble mumble..a refund??
I’ve read dozens of facebook posts where nurses are now worse off after their last wage rises. Not only no better off but getting end of year tax bills as well.
If we’re to ever catch up with Australia, the govt here needs to do what they do – have the first $14,000 or so of income tax free. But of course that’ll never happen under a socialist regime. They want to increase taxes. At least until they have that $11 billion they’re short of.#1721685Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11986Hero42 June 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm
Come on guys, keep the political stuff in the political threads.
I am more than happy to show you were you are wrong but not here.
Cheers 🙂#1721714kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9422kai June 7, 2019 at 5:42 pm
Cheers From Kai#1721856mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1953mommabear70 June 9, 2019 at 10:55 am
We watched a bit of the Trooping the colour parade. Always a grand spectacle.
Happy 93rd Your Majesty and all the best to your hubby. God Bless you both.#1722220don021MemberMember since: May 15, 2012
Replies: 1770don021 June 12, 2019 at 11:19 am
What is it with used house dealers that some seem unable to read. My letter box has a sign clearly stating NO JUNK MAIL yet these can’t read dealers still put their advertising rubbish in. Who would do business with someone who cannot read? I certainly wouldn’t.#1722226BryanMemberMember since: October 28, 2006
Replies: 12445Bryan June 12, 2019 at 11:29 am
My letter box has a sign clearly stating NO JUNK MAIL yet these can’t read dealers still put their advertising rubbish in.
The problem is,Don< that the junk mail is generally delivered by 10 yo kids that don’t know better and only earning 2c for each flyer delivered.
At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki#1722339kaiMemberMember since: January 4, 2008
Replies: 9422kai June 12, 2019 at 6:03 pm
I agree Bryan .The pay isn’t very good in lots of cases..but every bit helps ..
We had a friend (with a large family)who had an emotional breakdown ,and as he was recovering, he got a job delivering the brochures and to be out and about again ,and walking and feeling like he was getting back, in to the swing of things ,was fabulous to see.
All helps in one way or another.!! 😎
Cheers From Kai#1722743jensMemberMember since: May 3, 2006
Replies: 7641jens June 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm
While Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has been cleared of “bullying”, she herself seems to have been under uncomfortable pressure and criticism for her well substantiated convictions, that because of the increasing proportion of our longer living descendants after the “baby boomer bulge” –
our current rate of universal NZ Super from age 65 is unsustainable –
and because of that its starting age and/or our taxation rates have to be raised, and/or means testing has to be introduced.
Whether her troubles were connected with these views I don’t know, and I am not interested in the details of it all.
But I wish my own critique of her stewardship be known:
That she at least twice evaded answering my question to her at public meetings, that could not increased contributions into a permanent NZ Super Fund not only resolve all the NZ Super sustainability problems raised by her through the accumulated retirement capital reserves, but also through the increasing economic productivity achieved by the investments of these reserves ?
I have never seen or heard about her even ever having mentioned the NZ Super Fund, which means she practically ignored or deliberately evaded or suppressed a factor of reality.
I am prepared to apologize if that is untrue.
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