Friday, May 12, 2006

Am I a hypocrite?

The latest Australian budget, announced on Tuesday (but completely eclipsed in the news by the miners being freed on the same day), does nothing for the environment, education, women or health. It does a lot for the rich (tax cuts) and not so much for the poor. So I am against it in principle. But it seems I'll actually do quite well out of the tax cuts, not because I'm rich, but because the cut-offs are changing and so I slip into a lower tax bracket. And it's not like I can do anything about it, because I'm not allowed to vote in Australia. So is it hyprocritical of me to be happy about my personal tax cuts, even though given half the chance I would vote against the government who gave them to me?