Fam­ily needs help to flee Ja­pan cri­sis

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I’m sorry, am I miss­ing some­thing? The fam­ily was able to scrape to­gether thou­sands of dol­lars for air­fare, but can’t find a hun­dred bucks to rent a mini­van for four hours? Also, yet an­other in­stance of ‘‘ if you can’t af­ford four kids, then don’t HAVE four kids’’. Oh, and why does ‘‘ as a pen­sioner’’ au­to­mat­i­cally mean some­one is des­ti­tute? It doesn’t, so why in­clude that su­per­flu­ous bit of ex­tra in­for­ma­tion? I’m sure they’ll be fine, ev­ery­one. Just re­lax ... Posted by: Paul An­der­son of Pim­lico It cer­tainly is an un­for­tu­nate po­si­tion to be in but one of choice by this fam­ily. For Ms Fisher to slam the gov­ern­ment for not send­ing planes to evac­u­ate ex­pats that have cho­sen to live over­seas for 11 years, paid no taxes or made a con­tri­bu­tion to our coun­try in that time is sim­ply ludicrous. The fact that the gov­ern­ment will lend him the money to get his fam­ily home is gen­er­ous enough! Posted by: JayJ Hear, hear Jay. I found it re­ally ar­ro­gant last week hear­ing Aussies slam­ming the govt for not send­ing planes to pick them up in Ja­pan. I just love how ex­pats whine and whinge about the gov­ern­ment from afar, with­out con­tribut­ing one dol­lar in tax for many years. Let them pay their own way home so they can start pay­ing tax, and prob­a­bly some well over­due HECS. Posted by: Craigj

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