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Zed not happy about the Stamp Duty fiddle. Tuggers families to be forced northside!

By johnboy 6 June 2012 26

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja is hopping mad about yesterday’s ACT Budget changes to stamp duty.

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja today labelled ACT Labor’s supposed
commitment to cutting stamp duty as deceptive, saying ACT Labor’s plan would leave many first home buyers who are currently eligible for concessions $8,338 worse off on the purchase of an average priced home.

“Under ACT Labor?s plan, a young family living in Tuggeranong would have to buy a brand new home in a north side greenfields development to receive any stamp duty concession,” Mr Seselja said today.

“Before yesterday?s Budget, this same family would have been eligible for stamp duty concession on established homes.

“Won’t anyone think of the Tuggeranong families” is certainly narrowing the scope of this election down to its bare essentials!

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Watson 8:14 pm 07 Jun 12

Chop71 said :

Spewing that I paid over 20k in stamp duty and now are being told that I will have to pay up to double rates so others get a stamp duty reduction.

Thanks Andrew and Katy for the increase in rates.

Stamp duty concession has been around for years. They are actually lowering the threshold for existing homes so if anything, less taxes will be spent on this. Also, I doubt you would get stamp duty concession on a property that would normally attract 20K in stamp duty. It is only for properties under 380K and after that it decreases as the value increases.

p1 7:41 pm 07 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

p1 said :

c_c’s point seems to be that democracy is bad because people are too stupid to vote the way he would like?

That’s not what I thought c_c was trying to say.

Sorry, I was pissed off about something else when I posted that (and in a few other threads this afternoon…).

c_c seems to think though that most green voters would change their vote if only they knew that the end result might be a government including Labor. While I know that 50% of the voting public is of below average intelligence, I think the average lib, lab, or green voter are equally stupid or ill informed.

Chop71 4:35 pm 07 Jun 12

Spewing that I paid over 20k in stamp duty and now are being told that I will have to pay up to double rates so others get a stamp duty reduction.

Thanks Andrew and Katy for the increase in rates.

Mysteryman 4:29 pm 07 Jun 12

p1 said :

c_c’s point seems to be that democracy is bad because people are too stupid to vote the way he would like?

That’s not what I thought c_c was trying to say.

p1 3:29 pm 07 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Greens held the balance of power after the election in 2008, and decided that the Labor party would be the ones with whom they would form a minority government. They effectively chose the government from 2 possible choices. It’s could happen again this year (God forbid). That was c_c’s point.

So, I could vote Lab, Lib or Grn. I pick Green ’cause it aligns most closely with my feelings about how the place should be run. Everyone else does the same. When the numbers are counted, the Grn & Lab people band together because their stated positions most closely align. They form Government.

c_c’s point seems to be that democracy is bad because people are too stupid to vote the way he would like?

Mysteryman 2:52 pm 07 Jun 12

HenryBG said :

c_c said :

Whether you vote Labor or Liberal is redundant, it’s the wankers who vote Green that will choose the next government.

Gosh, Democracy. Can’t have that.

Would it be at all possible to explain to the class how, in a Democracy, it is possible for the Party that only gets 4 seats (out of 17) to be the one that “choose government”?

Greens held the balance of power after the election in 2008, and decided that the Labor party would be the ones with whom they would form a minority government. They effectively chose the government from 2 possible choices. It’s could happen again this year (God forbid). That was c_c’s point.

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