Tax cuts for families? (letter)by W.T. McCarthyNews Weekly
, June 14, 2003
The Federal Treasurer's $2.5 billion tax cut, announced in the Federal Budget, would achieve more respect from taxpayers if it were used to upgrade education by cutting students' fees, so that students would not be forced to borrow from the Government, which, with interest, must be paid off over many years.
Politicians and many others have received higher education at minimal cost, and are now highly paid. The excessive education fee increase will reduce the student intake, creating a future loss of expertise throughout our country, and this will be a disaster.
The pathetic tax cut is an insult to all Australian taxpayers. Families and students will suffer, and naturally this will be reflected at the ballot box, when the next election is called.W.T. McCarthy