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Discussions News & Current Affairs (excluding Politics) our say on what’s happening today

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  • #1721678
    doogie
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    Member since: March 27, 2006
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    doogie

    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.

    #1721680
    mommabear70
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    Member since: February 20, 2017
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    mommabear70

    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.

     

    #1721685
    Hero42
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    Member since: July 18, 2008
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    Hero42

    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 🙂

    #1721714
    kai
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    Member since: January 4, 2008
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    kai

    True!!

    Cheers From Kai

    #1721856
    mommabear70
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    Member since: February 20, 2017
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    mommabear70

    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.

    #1722220
    don021
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    don021

    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.

    #1722226
    Bryan
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    Member since: October 28, 2006
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    Bryan

    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

    #1722339
    kai
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    Member since: January 4, 2008
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    kai

    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

    #1722743
    jens
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    Member since: May 3, 2006
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    jens

    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.

     

     

    #1722771
    paulinem
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    Member since: July 8, 2006
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    paulinem

    Jens I suggest you read the above thread News & Current Affairs (excluding Politics) ie NO POLITICS. The post above should be in Politics today disscssion thread not this one !!!

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