somebody’s got to do it

The Australian June 4 2010

This cartoon accompanied a story about a record minimum wage increase of $26 a week (after a slightly less generous $0 per week last year) to the predictable chorus of “we’ll all be rooned” from the usual suspects.

Now as the reintroduction of slavery seems off the table at least until the Coalition gets back in, I’m sure there are strong economic arguments for not paying the poor bastards any more money. However, as the people making these arguments are probably earning more than $26 in the 5 or so minutes it takes for them to make the argument, it feels a little bit like there’s some sort of double standard at play, damn my bleeding heart.

Anyway, the cartoon was a bit wordy for a pocket, but it made me happy, so there.

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