Frank Macskasy responds to my letter.
Couple of points Frank. I don't agree with corporate welfare but subsidies to
the film industry and Rio Tinto don't reduce what is available for
spending on the poor. They protect government revenue and jobs.
You complain about tax cuts, which "include Working for Families". WFF featured more than one increase to Family Support (now FTC) aimed at children of beneficiaries. In real terms FTC is now worth considerably more than in the early 1990s.
The fact that I disagree with your strategy for lifting the poor doesn't mean I disagree with the goal.