OK, so I’m a little confused here
Maybe some of you can help me out
We currently have more unemployed Australians than we’ve had in over a decade (1 million+ people)
A global economic slowdown has seen Australian’s homes decreasing in value at an accelerated rate
Australians are worried over the newly introduced carbon tax and what it means for them
And they’re also having to deal with constantly rising household costs that their wages never seem to adjust to
The government has just announced plan to slash billions of dollars in public spending
And I seem to recall that not too long ago, our Prime Minister’s popularity hit a record low approval rating of minus 45%
So can someone tell me how, today, in Australia
Politicians received a MASSIVE – no seriously, FUCKING MASSIVE, pay rise?!?
Julia Gillard will now earn more than the UK Prime Minister and the President of the United States
With a $90,000 pay increase that sees her now taking home almost $470,000 a year
Even the lowest polly on the totem pole will see his pay packet fatten up with an additional $40,000 per year
And while I realise that this raise was at the suggestion of an independent body, and not at the politicians request
Is there no one with any brains in charge of this shit?
Is this really the right economy to give ANY of those wankers a pay rise?
Can’t they see that people are battling, worried about how to pay their bills
Worried about these new taxes, their jobs, paying their mortgages?
It just screams unfair
And shows just how out of touch and fucking ridiculous the politicians in this country are
It’s like a slap in the face to the people they are supposed to be helping. Isn’t government supposed to work FOR the PEOPLE?
Cause sure as shit, there’s no ‘people’ I know that would approve this bullshit
How about this Christmas, these newly cashed up pollies head down to their local Salvation Army
And donate their recent windfall to the Australians who REALLY need it
That’d be a good place to start