e-Too! on Tax.
Posted by Possum Comitatus on October 19, 2007
The ALP tax response is a simple one; Me Too for those earning up to 180K using the Coalition tax plan as the base, remove the top tax rate and flatten the system over the coming years as the reform sizzle, and offer 50% tax rebates through FTB Part A for $750 and $1500 for education expenditure on primary and highschool children respectively with a big focus on net connections, computers and software.
It’s an e-Too on tax 😉
The framing is interesting, “tax is education and the future”. As long as they don’t hide the “money in the hand” nature of the tax cuts, but play both the “you’re better off” and the “you’re kids will be even more better off” lines in concert, they should get traction with this as it plays right into the broad Rudd narrative.
Costello will come out and attack Rudd’s dismissal of previous Coalition tax initiatives as being “not much” – Rudd should have answered that question better. Considering the way press conferences usually go when an Opposition launches a tax policy, if that’s the worse thing Rudd did, it was probably well handled.
Although Wayne Swan reminded me of a Giraffe.
On something completely different, Peter N sent me THIS
The lovely people of WA and their Possum Power project, replete with powerline Possum Superhighways!
Thanks to the heads up from CK, you’ve got to play the Fairfax Whack*A*Poll.
Endless, mindless fun.