Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A woman of the streets

ONCE, she was the queen of all their hearts, the irrestible object of Trades Hall desire.

A new front fence? She had only to mention it in passing for Bill the Greek to lay his bricks and woggy efforts by her front door.

A new bathroom? No sooner was the old one's disrepair offered as an excuse for inadequate personal hygiene than a volunteer work crew was on hand to gut the old one, not even bothering to ask for permission.

A little cash shortfall? Not to worry. Bruvver Bruce would send a lackey to the bank with a $5000 cash deposit.

Ah, life was good back then ... but not these days.


4 comments:

  1. It can't be too much longer, can it?

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  2. It's not enough for Abbott either apparently.

    With our $130 billion-plus annual federal welfare budget we could make payments of $30k per annum to 4.3 million Australians, or one fifth of us.

    Newstart pays about $15k per annum and the pension about $20k. Taking a median of $17.5k, we are capable of supporting 7.4 million down-and-outers, or one third of the total population.

    Yet they want more from the apparently few left who are working.

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  3. The Old and Unimproved DaveMay 8, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Meanwhile at the ABC/Fairfax nexus, they're all still convinced that all Delilah has to do is shake her moneymaker, and the punters will vote Labor in droves.

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    1. The mere thought of Delilah shaking her moneymaker chills me to the gut. Because the way her numbers are falling, she'll probably give it a try.

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