the cashless card.

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the cashless card.

Post by grandduke » 06 Aug 2015, 11:34

Anything this liberal government does i treat with extreme caution
given past deceit and lies, so they want to introduce a cashless card
for welfare recipients 80% cashless that is read on.

http://alantudge.dpmc.gov.au/media/2015 ... -ceduna-sa

What are your views on this.?
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Re: the cashless card.

Post by Dreamweaver » 06 Aug 2015, 13:29

I believe this is something that will develop better as time goes by. The argument about needing to be free to spend your money how you like presumes that others, partners and children, are not affected by your habits. It also presumes you are making all your decisions with a clear mind.

I do wonder about introducing it only where there is the most need, which becomes a means of labelling people, a 'them and us' mentallity. I would hope that after its trial and any overhauls, it was introduced everywhere, without discrimination.

As far as fears of Australia becoming a 'nanny state', we already have a huge amount of surveillance, little of which benefits us directly. This may actually redress the problem.

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Re: the cashless card.

Post by Buck_naked » 06 Aug 2015, 13:39

Vermin will always find a way to get their fix of Ice.
Barter, trade, bogus 'shops', etc.
If they can stamp out cash altogether everywhere imagine the jump in government tax revenue that would take place.
There would be no where to hide.

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Post by grandduke » 06 Aug 2015, 14:05

The prophet Buck is right again in fact he is beginning to worry
me with his knowledge of how the criminal mind works. :thinking:

is he a psych, a prison officer, or a hood. :heeheehee
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Post by Dreamweaver » 06 Aug 2015, 14:08

Buck_naked wrote:Vermin will always find a way to get their fix of Ice.
It used to be said that if Two Up was banned, Aussies would still gamble on two flies crawling up a wall. Fair enough, and why not, as far as I'm concerned. But gambling doesn't have to be made into an alluring trap. Yes, and crims will always be able to get guns. Doesn't mean that gun ownership should not be limited as far as possible.

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Post by godfather » 06 Aug 2015, 19:43

Yes, I think DW has got it right, it would not stop the habit of gambling but it would slow it down considerably!
You only have to venture into some poky clubs any morning to see pensioners and mums sitting at machines and feeding them100's of dollars.
Poor kids probably go hungry for the next 2 weeks.

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