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.


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

  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.

  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.

    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.