Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Costello denies the existence of a working class divide

Costello taxes the point: we're all working class - National - smh.com.au

Costello has come out saying everyone who has worked is the working class. He dares to include himself, who earns $200,200 plus benifits. He says anybody who works deserves a tax cut, but he did say, "I reckon you'd be struggling on $40,000 to $50,000 in Australia if you were paying a mortgage and raising some kids".
Opposition treasurer hit back with, "He said families on $40,000, $50,000 a year were struggling but he's not prepared to do anything to help them,"
Costello cannot see the logic in giving a tax cut more than $6 a week to people who really need it, the real working class.