Will P.K.Bill tax us to death AND beyond?

You get lies, damn lies and Bill Shorten.

Labor party claims reports on “death tax” is fake news

Bill Shorten has attacked a campaign that has been carried on social media suggesting his party will pursue a death tax in government. [According to SBS,] The Labor Party has written to Facebook demanding it take action on a wide-spread campaign spreading lies about a ‘death tax’.

‘It is a lie. It is a lie. It is a lie’, Shorten told reporters in Melbourne on Saturday.

Source: SBS

Q. Now where have we heard that before?
A. Mark Latham’s robocall:

I’m Mark Latham, former Labor party leader. I’ve had personal experience with Bill Shorten’s dishonesty. He just lies and lies and lies. ‘The reason we’re having a Longman by-election is because Shorten lied about the citizenship of this Labor MPs’. ‘Whatever you do, don’t reward Shorten’s dishonesty’.

Source: 2GB.com

For example:

Bill Shorten ‘lying’ about tax increases

Bill Shorten has been accused of lying to Australians after he ruled out any new or increased taxes on superannuation, despite previously announcing a raft of changes. Labor previously announced it was planning an overhaul of the system that will generate $34 billion in tax revenue. Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Mr Shorten’s claim was ‘manifestly untrue’, because ‘Labor is planning $34 billion in higher taxes on superannuation which of course comes on top of $57 billion in higher taxes targeting retirees’

Source: NT News

Let’s see, shall we?

  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh who wrote in New Matilda, on 7 March 2006: ‘Bring Back the Inheritance Tax’. Source: CPD.org.au
  • In 2006, Leigh wrote another article entitled ‘Toying with Death and Taxes’. Source: AndrewLeigh.org
  • On July 2018, it was reported that the ACTU was pressuring Shorten to “introduce an inheritance tax”. Source: Daily Telegraph
  • In February 2016, the Executive Director of the Australia Institute (an ALP Front), wrote: “All things being equal, surely people would prefer to be taxed when they were dead than when they’re alive” – Source:  ABC News
  • In February, 2017 the NSW Secretary of the AMWU, also a member of the ALP Executive, supported a proposal for an inheritance tax “to fund a one-off capital grant for every citizen at the age of 25”. Source: SMH

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