WA has merely grown faster:. Oh and while I'm ranting; defense Originally Posted by stingray The only bad thing is the property taxes. Good on you, always a good idea. Nice try, but your memory is being altered by ABC propaganda again. I am a proud West Australian, and I do not think we are particularly happy, with good reason. I just cannot believe how much television privileged the "we" to think that they could go into our very houses and spout total rubbish at us.
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That would involve WA to ignore the Federal government, ignore the High Court and simply confiscate money going to Canberra GST, income tax etc and commence spending it directly. Business Tech Sports Entertainment. We could I suppose as the SA treasurer suggested close our hospitals and turf sick people out on the street. Unfortunately for the Coalition, the public has stopped listening but they do not know it. Man and woman killed in drive-by shooting in Southeast DC. Throw in all the other minutiae that is involved with running a country as opposed with just a state, and the costs involved would rise quite substantially. I doubt it there, as that program is basically entertainment but maybe a special program.
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You guys can say what you want about my "blathering", but the worse off WA becomes in a REAL sense just ask Moodys while getting the small return on GST, the stronger the argument for secession. No state is more vulnerable to the economic boom and bust cycle. This is nothing new for NSW and Victoria. Yet two posts above you are lambasting WA's State Governments for blowing all their money, which was on Infrastructure. I got married in WA, my wifes family is from there. The WA Water Authority saw that coming ahead of time and established a desalination plant, now joined by a second one. We have certainly had some healthy economic growth, matched over the time by population growth - which comes with heavy infrastructure costs.
Maynard, I'd love to hear exactly what these wonderful resources, services and facilities are? Perfectly acceptable in the dump on the Sound. It might be worth remembering that the journey which started with the Boston Tea Party did end with independence - but not without a fight. Dibbs31 , Apr 12, Did you know that NSW and Victoria will raise billions of dollars through immoral pokie revenue, which is not taken into account by the Commonwealth Grants Commission?