There are stories coming from several sources in different parts of the nation of retirees turning up at Centrelink offices or ringing them up to ask when they will be getting their franking credit refunds. This is despite the fact that these people have no shares. And yet these gullible people actually get to vote. This clearly shows that they have no idea what a franking credit is, nor how it was subverted by the Howard government to facilitate shovelling taxpayer funds to the wealthy1. As has been reported elsewhere, this costs the budget almost $6 billion per annum. Funnily, for the gullible buffoons who actually believed that the removal of franking credit refunds was a ‘retiree tax’, it’s likely that the government will have to review franking credit refunds or increase the GST. This is according to major consulting company KPMG2. If it raises the GST, many people will hurl abuse, but the money will still keep flowing into the Liberal Party coffers from their wealthy donors. If the government try to get rid of franking credit refunds, then many of those donating to the Liberal Party will not be happy. What do you think the government will do?