Fah Kiew Tu
Curmudgeon, First Rank
Ther are about 48k unemployed and if we assume all get the dole (I know it's wrong) and they all spend their extra $80pw on dope, then the Government will be financing $200m of the annual dope purchases. Perhaps best to put that money into an account that only allows legal purchases
Yeah because that has worked SO WELL for the Aboriginal community, right?
I actually liked the idea of the basics card where you couldn't buy anything WRT gambling, tobacco & alcohol on it. Should be universal IMO. If you want to spend money on shit like that, get a fucking job and pay for it yourself.
And yeah - black market & crooked sales people putting through booze & smokes using different scan codes, sure, always going to happen. But it's be risky & expensive if you threatened to ban sellers from the system totally if they allowed such abuse.
Right now I'm hoping Perottet sticks to his guns and bores it up the clubs etc with the electronic gambling card. That's going to fuck over the industry and money laundering big-time. They'll find other ways, sure, but it'll increase the cost of doing business.