You lot don't like me. But I am a chatty person and talk to a lot of locals in your electorate.
Today was a hardware shop,garden nursery, second hand shop, newsagent, green grocer, baker, butcher. All talkative like me and all sick of governments at all levels just ignoring people.
They complain about emails not being answered,twitters being ignored, they should try me. Most of the LNP block me on twitter because I dare to ask questions. Even facebook posts go unanswered by all levels of government.
They want less charges, they want people working so that they can afford to spend in their shops. They ant less taxation and more spending. Sounds impossible but it can be done if only someone in government would listen to what is being said.
I don't know how many times this blog post has been read and commented on on twitter and facebook, thousands of times. A simple fix which cuts out all government charges and taxes at all levels, which in turn allows workers to spend most of what they earn. That spending would be done in local businesses. The local businesses would then need to employ more people to keep up with the extra demand.
Added side effects to this idea is if a foreign company earns money in Australia they pay the transaction charge in Australia, if someone wants to put their money in an offshore account, they pay the transaction charge to get it there and then pay when they bring it back on shore. State governments would be able to spend what their economies allow them to, if they run a successful economy they have more income form the transaction charge. ditto for federal, I would imagine that all international transactions,sales,movement of money, imports would get the transaction charge and this would more than cover current and future spending.
The star event is that tax scams would be none existent and the black market tradies and drug dealers would be done out of business because all transactions would be electronic.
Kenya has a similar system in place already for mobile phone transactions.Instead of cash or eftpos they use their mobile phone to transfer funds to retailers. This allows businesses and people to transact safely in the wilds of deepest darkest Africa, the BBC had a world service program about it.
http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/death-and-taxes.html The blog
Apparently no one on your side of politics has read it, Andrew Leigh has read it but refuses to comment. The 2% charge may have to be tweaked, its been 30 years since I worked in Taxation so my figures may be out a bit. The idea is free to use, even Harvard School of Economics thinks the cashless society is the best way of combating tax fraud and the drug trade.
Have a read, I know your Queensland mates don't like reading, Macdonald showed that in his disgusting rants about the Human Rights Commissioner. I listen to the people, I actually talk to people who aren't party members form either side of politics and a huge dramatic change has to be made. Its only a couple of hundred words and if Mike Codd is still in Taxation he can tell you if the 2% is good or not.
As a PS get your parliamentary colleagues to unblock the people in twitter and facebook and start answering on both those forums. Pretty sure it is illegal for an MP of any sort to block voters from contacting them and tell Joe Hockey the $17 charge in facebook to message him is illegal and the SMH is using that charge to get off the court case he is pushing against them.
If you want to keep me out of poverty, please send a penny or two. I
am one of those pov-liners who can't afford to drive a car and for who a
cup of coffee or a glass of beer is out of the question.