Soft targets hit

IT appears Government treasurers apply a similar strategy to certain criminal offenders in the community as they do when targeting people to raise money i.e. soft people targets.

The Federal and State budgets targeted easy, soft people targets who were considered less deserving than other people.

Seniors on low incomes, the aged, unemployed youth and single mothers are targeted for significant reductions in their living incomes and are expected to engage in free labour.

Although the economy and government budgets are going to be down for a certain time, they will improve some time in future.

However, the living income, rebate reductions for seniors, the aged, unemployed youth and single mothers are proposed as permanent into the future.

In addition, WA aged already experienced a reduction in the cost-of-living payment last year.

GRAHAM McPHERSON,

Mandurah.