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Thread: ExciseTax on Alchohol and Automobiles and Trucks and Energy Resources.

  1. #1 ExciseTax on Alchohol and Automobiles and Trucks and Energy Resources. 
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    Australia as an example. I'm an Australian so I'll stick to local conditions. Without the Revenue from the Thread Title Australias Economy would be in big trouble. At an estimate I would say that Revenue from Excise Duties would exceed Revenue from Mineral Extraction Exports. Include in this Revenue the sale of Natural Gas. Bearing in mind that a good percentage of Profits from the Sale of Mineral extraction and Natural Gas would be allocated to Overseas Shareholders. All allied Industries to the Alchohol and Road Transport Infrastructure employ probably half of the Australian Workforce. These are topics that I rarely see in the local Newspapers. The Federal Government need every penny of this Excise Tax to help cover the cost of Welfare Benefits, Superannuation and Pensions, Wages to Government Employees, Health Costs, and Security Organisations. WE need the Australian People to keep drinking up the Alchohol. WE need the Australian People to keep buying and driving cars. WE need Australian People to keep putting lots of Gas ( Petrol ) in these cars. What the Federal and State Governments don't need is Bums on Public Transport Systems. For every Bum sitting on a train, or bus, or tram, commuteing, there is one less Bum behind a steering wheel. No Excise Revenue there. These Policys are self evident. So, for the overall good of the Australian Economy we must continue to Squeeze onto our Public Transport, putting up with this overcrowding in the National Interest. Just so long as we know what is going on. westwind.


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    Moving people around on Public Transport always ends up in the too hard basket. Good-oh in the old days, when the workers lived in the villages, put their scythes on their shoulders, and walked off into the surrounding fields to reap the harvest. And in the Industrial Towns and Cities where Mill Owners built cottages for their workers. Or let them sleep by their machines. And the old Hunters and trappers like Daniel Boon and Hopalong Cassidy rode off into the west where there were no traffic lights. But now, in our civilised Western Type Economies, it's just too hard to get people where they have to go. So add one and one half hours each way on to your Commute journey. Who pays you for this? No wonder people in the Big Cities have a higher degree of stress due to trying to fulfill all their engagements. So what's the answer? The practical answer, that is. Not wishful thinking. I f you were a principal Town Planner in, say, Melbourne, Australia, with a current population of approx four and one half million people, and a Surburban area covering approx1000 square miles plus, what would you put in place to move people around? Bearing in mind the current rail System is running at capacity, Tram Routes cost about 3 million Dollars a kilometre, and cars and buses have to share the same gridlocked roads.? And how much would new Satelite Cities cost to establish? Prohibitive. Have our Town Planners let us down? Or do State Governments sit on them and say, let the people eat cake? westwind.


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    Hey, but what about all the excise tax flowing into the Government Coffers from the gridlocked cars on the Freeways?
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    What are your objections, westwind, to using paragraphs?
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    Dear Halliday. You can fit more words in if you don't paragraph. My problem with paragraphing is the fall out of having written two treatise of approx 40,000 words each, taking three years to complete same. Now these were not conversation works, they were written in the third person and with a Physcological theme. ( read strange but hard to put down ).
    Needless to say Halliday, they were not taken up by any Publisher, probably the Reader didn't bother after the first two pages, but them's the breaks. I still have the original hand written Manuscripts if you know anybody who is slightly eccentric and has a lot of money to risk.
    But you are quite right to draw attention to my slackness. I can't promise you that all my future efforts will be to your satisfaction, but I'll keep your observation in mind. Why haven't we met before? Have you had a long break from the Forum? westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    But you are quite right to draw attention to my slackness. I can't promise you that all my future efforts will be to your satisfaction, but I'll keep your observation in mind. Why haven't we met before? Have you had a long break from the Forum? westwind.
    I am surprised a couple of intellectuals, like ourselves, haven't come across each other before.
    I assumed that, like most forum members, you would want as many individuals as possible to look at your posts.
    I just think paragraphs make posts more pleasant and inviting to read.
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    Dear Halliday. You are definately going on my Short List when I re-write my Will. You know Mr. Halliday, I thought this was an above average Thread, for me anyway. But all my old Cobbers in Science Forum have forsaken me. Not a word from Them. Do you think we are too intellectual? Yes, nearly always we Thread or Poste with the expectation of creating an interest from other Members. When there is stony silence, with a chill in the Forum Arena, one's ego takes a Knock.

    Still, I'll have to develope a tougher sensitivity. If such a thing is possible. But you think with over 20,000 Members or Guests someone out there, one shouldn't starve or go un-noticed. Having said that, one can't be the centre of attention all the time. The quality of the Thread has to be taken into account. Some Topics generate great interest, like, if you cut an orange into four equal sectors, would each of them taste the same? I just can't seem to think up brilliant Threads like this.

    I'll concentrate on improving my Presentations, my Grammer, my phasing, my Tense. Also it has been said that I am Pigheaded an obstinate in the face of Facts, inclined to be sarcastic and surly, and difficult to converse with. While this is all true, it is only when dealing with people that this situation exists. I get on fine with chooks and most birds. westwind.
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    Dear westwind I live in the UK and whenever we see Australia on the television it just looks like paradise on earth. I think sometimes it is easy to forget that many places around the world face similar problems when it comes to housing, jobs and transport. I think though the whole idea of the australian relaxed outdoor life style seems very appealing, but it seems no where in the world can escape economic problems at the moment. That said though things must be reasonably ok there as we get loads of adverts for brits to move there to fill vacancies.
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    Dear Chrisgorlitz. Thanks for Posting. Australia is a big country. As you know we are a Confederation of States. Each State with a State Elected Parlament every 3/4 years. We have a Federal Election every 3/4 years, Central Government from Canberra, our National Capital. Our welfare, Job Opportunities, Housing, Transport, etc comes under the influence of both Systems of Government. English Laws and Forms of Government follow the Westminster System. ( Australian take ). Whatever happens in the UK in regards Legislation or new concepts is taken up here about 18 Months later. A lot of our Taxation Payments are Distributed to the Welfare of all Citizens, in several Catorgories. ( sic ). Boat People from Irak. Aphganistan, China. Cambodia, Vietnam etc, are Quarintined( sic ), on Xmas Island in the Indian Ocean, Processed there, and given Tempory Visas to live in Australia, on a very generous Welfare Scheme, sometimes for several years.

    Yes, Chrisgorlitz, we welcome UK Migrants. Always have. OK, we have our little digs and sometimes upsetting humour, but there is not much of that now. Not after what is happening with the Boat People. Our Country, because of Ethnic Infilteration and the Culture They bring with them, has had Cultural modification. We cannot say and express adverse opinions of what has happened to the old Australia. Political Correctness has been imposed.

    Having said that, Australia is a big Country. When you leave the Cities and venture into the Countryside conditions return to normal. Only Australians in the old sense continue the Lifestyle. There is plenty to recommend living in the countryside, especially where the opportunities exist for LifeStyle experiences, growing your own vegetables, raising chooks for eggs, keeping Bunyips to eat the Foxes etc. Transport, Electricity, Sewerage, Natural Gas, nearly always available, You can select a Climate and Weather that suits your outlook on life. People generally are friendly, especially if you go Quietly for a bit and offer to help in some small way, being cheerful also has special connotations for English Settlers. It dosn't take long to get a posie in your new Community, just say you enjoy Australian Rules Football, and that Australian Cricketers will have to be on their toes if they hope to beat the Poms. Oh yes, one more thing, you don't have Booze in the local Pubs, offer to have a sophisticatd lunchion or Bar-b-Que at your house as a house warming and getting to know the Neighbours, and drink a glass or two of white wine, singing the praisers of locally produced australian wines. It dosen't hurt to support verbally the Australian Workers, Solidarity kind of thing. I have other information if there is anything Specific you might want to know. All the best. westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    ... I get on fine with chooks and most birds. westwind.
    What's a chook?
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    Dear sculptor. A Chook is the most friendly of creatures. You can spend Hours with them. Cackle away for all your worth. They reply intelligently and circle around, cocking their heads to one side ans eyeballing you you with vivid expression. Then they go away and lay an egg for your breakfast. Every morning if you want. That's it. A hen. westwind.
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    For adelady. Dear adelady. your support is appreciated in reply to Chrisgorlitz Poste (9 ).I got mixed up. westwind.
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    comming on summer here
    1 baby chick, and a brooder sitting on the nest
    fewer eggs for my breakfast
    but
    the peeping of a baby chick is one of the most pleasant sounds
    and holds promise for a well fed future
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    Dear sculpor. Not Summer here Mate, coming on Winter. Would need electric light globes over my Brooder, inside a Cardboard Carton, fitted out with an electric blanket. But, hey, the chicks sound great. westwind.
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