Could have added this to the Climate Change thread, but as you'll see, it probably needs to go in the Conservatism and Intelligence thread. Not a lot of fucking brains in this lot from either side. Here's the front page of reader comments to the story:Costs to soar as new tax kicks in Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/costs-to-soar-as-new-tax-kicks-in-20120701-21baf.html#ixzz1zQG0i6Am Three sentences, three independent thoughts. Need to work on linking your thoughts together, Marsala, so we can figure out what you are saying. Dear Pam, it's time for a lie down and a Bex. You're right Kev, but that's democracy. I'm not sure where you got those figures, boss. I thought that the new personal income tax system meant that I would pay the same amount of tax if I earnt $80,000. Does Col have the right numbers? He sounds confident, which makes me think he must be completely wrong. I've got bad news for you stoney. The bubbles in beer are not made from CO2. I'm also not sure if you aware that beer is about 95% water which has to come from somewhere. Must work harder 6/10. NWR, Australia is a Great country except many of its residents cannot write or think coherently etc. Well Offshore, I'm imaging that the "daily service fee" is a FEE for your DAILY SERVICE. The total increase for an average Origin customer will be $400 per year, which is 0.5% of the $80,000 per year guy who seems to the the model. Take back all the compensation and I doubt you are anything out of of pocket at all. Yes, these jokers will be gone next year . but unfortunately you'll still be here. Well, it's spew forth, not spew fourth (unless 3 other people are ahead of you in the queue), and I can't see how myopia is the kind of thing that spews at all. "Let the myopia from Australians contract their vision from today?" I give up. I could do the Daily Telegraph comments page but that might cause me permanent brain damage.