Businesses aren’t made up of working mums and dads?
Bolta’s done a good wrap-up of what all the usual suspects have to say about the federal budget handed down last night. The over-riding theme is that it’s taking money from business and giving it to working families.
This isn’t money just being withheld from big business like greedy banks and evil mining companies, but also small and medium businesses.
Especially in the case of small business which does a great deal to power the Australian economy, but also with medium and large, aren’t these businesses made up of people?
Or is it just evil corporations?
By withholding business tax cuts, isn’t that still taking food off the tables of working families, particularly so in the case of small owner-operator businesses?
But even with the bigger businesses, wouldn’t this also translate to deferred pay rises, reduced or static benefits, longer hours away from the home etc. in order to make up for a likely unanticipated balance sheet shortfall?
Isn’t the Gillard government, in effect, taking money away from working people only to give back (probably less) to working people?
A big useless money-go-round?
Yet another piece of spin?