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I laughed a bit when I read this:

The cash bonuses announced today will be paid in March and April.

About 8.7 million workers will get a lump sum tax-free bonus, depending on their annual income.

Those earning up to $80,000 a year will receive $950, those earning between $80,000 and $90,000 will get $650 and those earning between $90,000 and $100,000 get a $300 bonus.


I laughed, really, because this is the first time I'll stand to get a bit of cash from the Government, ever. I do wonder about what purpose it really has in the long term, other than an immediate buttering up of the country, and a slight bump as people blow the cash away, but on the other hand, I'm going to have car registration to pay around that time, and nine hundred and fifty will cover that and a service on the car, maybe even if a few odds and ends on it if it turns out to need something. I live such a wild life that this was, in fact, the very first thought after I laughed.

So, like, thanks, Rudd.

...

Could I maybe get another chunk of cash around May?

(crossposted)

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mondyboy
Feb. 3rd, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
It's interesting that low to middle class earners are now considered to be people that earn up to $80,000. I actually agree with that, but for many years middle class meant people who earned about $50,000 and anything more were seen as rich people. Which, if you look at the cost of living, is obviously rubbish.

benpeek
Feb. 3rd, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
well, it's no fuss to me. of course, i'm not within walking distance of either of those amounts, so...
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