Par­adise for gov­ern­ment goug­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY -

THE other day, when I was read­ing a Bris­bane news­pa­per, I burst out laugh­ing.

The news­pa­per journos went forth into the streets to ask if chil­dren should be shown how to work for pocket money, and put it into bank sav­ings.

It just might be the only sav­ings they will ever have, what with the dig­i­tal age, and big brother upon us; our sav­ings don’t ex­ist.

Worse than that suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments have ig­nored banks eat­ing up our sav­ings.

Sav­ings are gouged by petrol taxes, en­ergy taxes, ex­or­bi­tant prop­erty rates and gov­ern­ment charges of many kinds and the con­tin­u­ous in­ven­tion of new taxes and charges, e.g. car­bon tax.

I can see why smart chil­dren don’t bother to save. The “le­gal” theft of money is end­less.

Then there’s the banks that cre­ate credit out of thin air.

God bless Aus­tralia, par­adise for gov­ern­ment goug­ing.

— Jay Nauss

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