This week Labor MP’s reacted nervously to the prospect of taxing the superannuation earnings of the “wealthy”, with former whip Joel Fitzgibbon complaining that even families in Western Sydney on an income of $250k are struggling.
Boo-fricking-hoo, Mr Fitzgibbon! Excuse me while I barf into my empathy reserves because you are dribbling nonsense… Again. Poverty. Wealth. Struggling. What do these terms mean?
Photo: Michael Myers/OxfamAUS
I can’t tell you what constitutes “wealth”. I’ve seen it (I worked as a housekeeper at Kerry Packer’s mansion), but I am yet to experience it – at least in any monetary sense. But here’s a test on “poverty” and “doing it tough”.