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Public Housing gets a hurry up

By johnboy 20 April 2007 89

The ABC reports that, with the ALP Left firmly chastised, the ACT Government is going to give public housing tenants earning over $80,000 one year to buy the property or get out.

Personally I’d prefer to see the 25% of income rental just left uncapped, which would let the big earners decide for themselves if they wanted to keep paying thousands in rent. But at least the spectacle of people sleeping on the streets while the lucky wealthy few squat in public subsidised housing is soon to be at an end.

The ACT’s most famous high income (former) occupant of public housing, Deb Foskey, is very angry indeed accusing the Government of being stealth Liberals.

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poetix 8:11 am 15 Dec 11

cleo said :

A single mother, would never get a bank loan, as Miz has said, she is doing the best she can do, raising teenage children, and needs the security for them, and if your nearing 50, forget it, your stuck.

Sorry, is there a reason this just popped up again after more than four years, as if there was never a break in the argument?

Although the earlier parts of the thread make for quite entertaining reading, so thank you.

cleo said :

A single mother, would never get a bank loan, as Miz has said, she is doing the best she can do, raising teenage children, and needs the security for them, and if your nearing 50, forget it, your stuck.

GIven that the post was from 4 1/2 years ago, I assume her teenage children are no longer teenagers?

cleo 2:20 am 15 Dec 11

A single mother, would never get a bank loan, as Miz has said, she is doing the best she can do, raising teenage children, and needs the security for them, and if your nearing 50, forget it, your stuck.

nyssa76 5:40 pm 24 Apr 07

BTW Nyssa, the view from my ivory tower is quite nice.

I hope the pigeons have a good target.

seepi 1:37 pm 24 Apr 07

And your nastiness has taught what to whom exactly?

Maelinar 12:10 pm 24 Apr 07

I’d rather teach a person to fish, actually.

Spoonfeeding merely creates the welfare economy we are living in right now.

Genie 11:07 am 24 Apr 07

wow you really are a wanker… cant say i ever watch dr phil. I consulted my brain for that information not the internet.

I can see your not the kind of person who enjoys helping people – more ‘i prefer to watch them suffer’ ????

You really do need to get off your high horse.

Maelinar 10:34 am 24 Apr 07

If you are looking at a Canberra news thread for that type of information, you should perhaps check out drphil.com

idiots.

BTW Nyssa, the view from my ivory tower is quite nice. Common Sense abounds, and there are no idiots present as they have all just left to check out money management for complete morons websites.

Genie 12:22 am 24 Apr 07

Actually in further advice to what VY gave, you’d be surprised at how much money you would save/get if you:

– Quit smoking or cut back on drinking (ok not in everyone’s case)
– Buy slightly cheaper groceries, do you really need the expensive brand of flour or sugar ??
– If you have children, mainly boys – cut their hair.. its not that hard or expensive to invest in a pair of clippers.
– Get rid of that Gym membership.. seriously how many people ACTUALLY use it after the first few months. Go for walks instead, use bottles filled with water or sand for weights. etc etc.. Spend the gym membership fee on equipment from home (you then save money on petrol from not driving there)
– Is it easier to catch a bus to work ?? Get rid of the second car.. the cost of a bus pass is usually cheaper than the cost of parking, and then you dont have to worry about as much petrol either. (Or Carpool… if you live in a big office block, SOMEONE is bound to live near you. Carpool = less parking and petrol costs = one less car to put up with in peak hour traffic)
– Make your lunch dont buy it… Applies to kids too.. (I remember when i was at school my parents were too busy to make us lunch – we just got handed $5 every day.. that alot of money for 3 kids.)
– always buy in bulk.. why buy 4 rolls of toilet paper, when you can get 12+ for only a few dollars more.. Meat too, its cheaper in bulk – You all own freezers right..
– Have a garage sale, or take stuff to the local trash and treasure.. you’d be surprised what people will buy.. free ads on allclassifieds, free ads on tuesday in the CT’s for items less than $100.

I can go on and on and on… You’d be surprised at how much money you can save if you cut back on several things a week, or just changing some bad habits.. For some people a matter of quitting smoking can be an extra $5000+ in their pockets every year, and not to mention health benefits….

(perhaps Johnboy could start a thread on how people can save money – an extra $10 a week may not help for a downpayment on a house, but could benefit families at X-Mas time or that “rainy day”)

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