The Cosgrove Principle

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Clayton Cosgrove doesn’t normally have anything useful to say, but yesterday he said this:

“Why should those who don’t plan to buy shares, for whatever reason, have their taxpayer dollars spent subsidising those who can?” Cosgrove said.

Using the same logic we can immediately apply that to superannuation and solve the problems there…why should those who don’t plan to save for themselves, for whatever reason, have taxpayer dollars spent subsidising their retirement?

Or welfare, why should those who don’t plan to care for themselves, for whatever reason, have taxpayer dollars spent subsidising their lifestyle?

Or the DPB, why should those who don’t plan to take contraception, for whatever reason, have taxpayer dollars spent subsidising their children?

Thanks Clayton…perhaps we should call this the “Cosgrove Principle”?


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