Blog/The Hunt for Taxes
Posted Jul 10, 2016 by Martin Armstrong
The politicians in Australia know how to shove a tax through that they can flip on anyone who opposes it. Australia is now implementing a “domestic violence tax” whereby they will charge every household $30 annually to create a fund to help victims of domestic violence.
There were about 124.6 million households in the United States in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census (a household consists of all the people who occupy a housing unit). According to the Department of Justice, there are about 960,000 domestic violence incidents annually. That means that on a household basis, the percentage is 0.77%. It is curious that you would propose a tax of $30 per household to claim you are helping less than 1% of households. They then say if you oppose this tax, you must support domestic violence. This would raise taxes in the States by $3.7 billion. Very clever. One must wonder how much would really trickle down to help victims.