Monday, May 11, 2009

Capitalism is nowhere to be found

The ALS have a post which show how socialism and welfare programs have captured most voters in our democracy through their entitlement programs.

Age Pension, Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment, Bereavement Allowance, Newstart Allowance (the “dole”), Sickness Allowance, Parenting Payment, Widow Allowance, Youth Allowance, Austudy Payment, ABSTUDY, Special Benefit, Service Pension, Partner Service Pension, War Widow’s & Orphan’s Pension, Income Support Supplement, Family Tax Benefit (A), Family Tax Benefit (B), Baby Bonus, Double Orphan Pension, Maternity Immunisation Allowance, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Tax Rebate, Rent Assistance, Pharmaceutical Allowance, Remote Area Allowance, Telephone Allowance, Utilities Allowance, Seniors Concession Allowance, Pensioner Education Supplement, Education Entry Payment, Work for the Dole supplement, Language, Literacy and Numeracy Supplement, Pension Bonus Scheme, Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment, Crisis Payment, Mobility Allowance, Carer Allowance, Carer Bonus, Seniors Bonus, Pensioner Concession Card, Low-income Health Care Card, and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

And some people are still on discontinued programs, including Mature Age Allowance, Partner Allowance, Widow B Pension, Wife Pension (Age), and Wife Pension (Disability Support Pension). Not to mention tax expenditures.