With the budget to be revealed on Tuesday, we hit the streets to hear what you had to say about how an increase in the fuel excise, or charging a fee to visit the doctor, would affect you and your family.
Personally, I think our Government is rubbish at the moment. They’re saying it’s going to help the Budget and we won’t have to pay back all this money later on, but what about people who have medical conditions and can’t get private health cover. They’ll need to go to the doctor continually and it’s going to cost them more and more. I don’t drive so fuel is not a worry for me, but it’s going to keep going up and up. By the time I’m the age of 50, I reckon it will be worth more than gold.
I actually pay to go to the GP as it is, so it won’t affect me at all and I don’t mind contributing. An increase to the fuel excise will affect a lot of people down here, because there is very little public transport, so everybody has to drive. It will make quite a big difference, especially for those with low incomes. But I voted for them, so I’m happy to go with what they say so far.
One or two cents difference (to the price of petrol); I don’t think you’ll really notice it. You can get four cents off from your supermarket. It’s better than the country going deeper and deeper into debt.
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