Why pay taxes when you can get a photo op at the food bank?
While some media outlets may be cracking Downton Abbey jokes, the poor door is no laughing matter.
What’s needed here is an insistence that the government raise the minimum wage to a living wage.
Many people still freely believe that poor people should not be ‘allowed’ to reproduce.
Australia shares a possible future with Greece in the steady cuts to public services, in the continual diminishing of our expectations for government to foster the conditions that promote a good life for its people.
Apparently ABC has decided to specialise in uplifting rags to riches fairytales for viewers, a reminder that those who are patient and work hard and develop a nice set of manners may, just may, have a chance at escaping poverty
“Baton Rouge and New Orleans should be sending us help because we’re saving their butts. Y’all pray for us. You can at least do that.” The government could do more than pray, it could rethink the human relationship with the river to create a more equitable system for dealing with natural disasters.