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TAXING CREDULITY: Greensparty wants rich to pay more tax except for their mates

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The Greensparty says it wants to more heavily tax the rich.

And yet when it comes to their rich mates paying any tax at all, they seem less enthusiastic.

Some feared when David Walsh was being asked by the ATO to pay tax on his billion-dollar gambling syndicate’s wins that his privately-owned mega-successful art museum tourist attraction might be imperilled.

The dispute was settled, with the help of high-profile, loud backers like ex-Greensparty leader Bob Brown.

Mr Walsh’s much-younger entrepreneurial hippy-love girlfriend Kirsha Kaechele, reputed to have skipped out on a failed New Orleans arts project after an attempt at generating vast profits from marijuana harvesting could perhaps have offered an alternate source of financing.

Those assuming – as the Greensparty have – that Mr Walsh is a starry-eyed idealist with a commendable taste in young Californian women should think again:

Other philanthropists developing their own art ventures, such as the TarraWarra Museum at Healesville, chose to operate as not-for-profit institutions. But Mr Walsh said he rejected this option in setting up MONA.

“When it was under construction and I got into difficulty I could always sell an art work,” he said. “But it’s for that precise reason I didn’t go down that [not-for-profit] path. You can’t sell stuff from the collection, or if you can, it’s very difficult.”

Running the art museum as not-for-profit venture, of course, would not preclude buying or selling artworks as the museum required but it would preclude Mr Walsh personally profiting from the very strongly performing asset-class that is contemporary art.

The Greensparty’s sneaky enviro-cloaked extreme leftism is possibly the most cunning political scam in Australian political history but even more impressive is the multi-millionaire gambler who by growing his hair long, cultivating a marijuana-growing hot blonde girlfriend and inviting Bob Brown and Christine Milne over for cocktails at his museum every now and then has managed to use that supposedly anti-gambling, big-tax advocating party as his primary weapon for publicly justifying not paying any at all.

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  1. Ah enjoy the next few days you Labor wankers! As next year 2013 will destroy you, as you will lose around 20 seats

    Posted by anon | December 30, 2012, 18:38
  2. This is the way the Greens operate. In WA the leader is Giz Watson who came up with this nugget during parliamentary debate in May 2010:

    “It is interesting that the Greens should be reminding members about property rights! Property is theft, in my
    view, but that is another particular political philosophy!”

    Last I checked most of the Greens pollies in WA (including Giz)owned at least two or three houses each. I highly doubt Giz would be making hers available to the homeless or charging anything other than market rental. Again, massively hypocritical Greens.

    Posted by Warren | December 31, 2012, 14:13
  3. anon, I fear that Gizzard will pull an Obama trick out of the barrel and weazle her way back in. McTurdhead will also do his damage. He is revolting but clever.

    Coming soon to a polling booth near you: 104% voter attendance with 100% voting ALP.

    Remember, vote early and vote often is their age old mantra!

    Posted by BDS = Bigoted, Degenerate and Stupid | December 31, 2012, 16:33
  4. Some ideas for Teddy’s number plate dilemma:
    ‘Victoria’s asleep under Ted’s stewerdship’
    ‘Victoria where Liar Ryan holds Deputyship’
    ‘Victoria love it or Shaw will wack you in the gob’
    ‘Doh am I Premier Kate’
    ‘Victoria all to look forward to is in the past’

    Posted by anon | December 31, 2012, 17:11
  5. Dirty vile unwashed unprincipled underhanded opportunistic green filth.

    Posted by Roy Tuswell Seat Sniffer | January 1, 2013, 9:50
  6. There surely cannot be anyone left in Australia who does not clearly know that the greens are a political party that is far to the left of even the old Russian Communists. And as such, they are a fitting set of folk to go along with PM Julia Gillard.
    The sooner we can have a election and rid ourselves of this mob, eh better.

    Posted by GeoffM | January 1, 2013, 10:41
  7. Victoria – we sit on our hands

    Posted by Angela Moore | January 1, 2013, 15:26
  8. Macklin has proved yet again she is an obese has been, the dole wouldn’t cover her weekly chardy bill.

    Posted by anon | January 2, 2013, 17:32
  9. Time for fresh blood in Jaga Jaga. The Dole would not support current member’s weekly calorie count.
    Go Rick.

    Posted by Jaga Jaga | January 3, 2013, 8:07
  10. It looks like Macklin wants Bandt to be re-elected in his seat of Melbourne. She is certainly helping the Greens vote.

    Posted by Angela Moore | January 3, 2013, 10:33
  11. Recent polls shows Vic libs are dead in the water.
    But with Labor primary stuck at 38% victorians are set for an upperhouse with Greens holding balance of power and most labor lowerhouse seats relying on Greens second preferences to get across the line. Can Vic labor keep up their anti-Greens stance while seeking the second preferences of Greens voters? Will labor weaken and do another deal with Greens to grab power?

    Posted by another Green labor alliance | January 4, 2013, 9:53
  12. Not a bad effort sacking so many people at the hsu yesterday, the war has just begun!

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013, 10:11
  13. Sure the dole is not much money but it is not meant to be. The dole is only there to help out for a short period between jobs; it is not a lifestyle choice.

    Currently Australia is importing seasonal workers to pick fruit and the ADF and mining industry have well paid careers and are always looking for new employees. Get a job you dole bludgers and lazy non working parents.

    Jenny Macklin is doing the right thing and besides the recent changes are only bring procedures into line with other legislation passed 6 years ago.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | January 5, 2013, 10:18
  14. I would be delighted if the Greens helped me pay no tax. I once saw someone smoke dope. I may have been to a modern art gallery (but it could have been a derelict house). I know some women who have blonde hair. I think that qualifies me for Greensparty assistance.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | January 5, 2013, 22:11
  15. And since I’m such a nice bloke any unemployed men finding it tough I’m more than happy to give you a fiver if ya let me lick your genitals.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | January 5, 2013, 22:15
  16. Imagine if Richard Nixon had used Macklin’s excuse that the tapes were inaudible!

    Posted by the little bopper | January 6, 2013, 9:41
  17. It is about time to crack down on single Mothers. They are just the same as dolepludgers. They think it is the duty of the taxpayers to support them. It is the duty of the Fathers to support them, not the hard working Familymen who have their own Children to support. In the Murdoch Paper, one stated she needed $50 a week for Petrol? Why? Bingo every day?

    Posted by Taliban fan | January 6, 2013, 23:51
  18. Professional punters pay tax everytime they invest in a TAB pool.

    Posted by Maxwell Smart | January 8, 2013, 12:13
  19. This person (January 05, 2013,9.41) is an imposter. He is probably a dole bludger.

    I heard that the able bodies bloke who bashed Ron Barrassi in St Kilda recently in a young man who lives in housing commission flats in South Melbourne. He should be evicted from taxpayer funded housing.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | January 9, 2013, 18:19
  20. Opps that should be (January 05,2013,22:15) who is the imposter.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | January 9, 2013, 18:21
  21. David Walsh has done Tasmlania a great service. just visited MONA and it is fantastic, to say the least. he’s doing his bit albeit not the usual path. Tasmania is bouncing back with tourism and much of it is due to MONA.
    it is a draw card for the state. The amount of visitors, the amount of employment he has created is commendable.
    Good on him!

    Posted by LindaD | January 13, 2013, 13:05
  22. And sloppy research on his girlfriend.

    Posted by LindaD | January 13, 2013, 13:18

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