Baloo said:What? Howard is the architect of modern day middle class welfare. He started the mess we're in now. Instead pulling back welfare from those in need to pacify his voters, he instead made handouts available, and now expected, by those that don't need it. Now that's it's in no Gov has the balls to pull it back because of the negative press that will go with it.
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/middle-income-australians-losing-share-of-welfare-new-data-shows-20180620-p4zmmn.html"Bureau of Statistics data released on Wednesday show the majority of taxpayers with average incomes have had their government benefit boost reduced from $91 a week to $76 a week since 2010."