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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Minimum wage too high says Gina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart is way out of touch with mainstream Australia if she thinks the minimum wage is too high.  To suggest that $606.40 per week is too much is an insult to all the working poor in Australia who get out of bed every morning and go to work for a lousy $15.96 an hour. Why do they do it?  Because it's more than the dole, now called Newstart, which is $245 a week, and impossible to live on.

"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire" she said but forgets she is an only child who inherited a fortune from her father.  Admittedly, she has done well with her inheritance and  proved herself to be an astute businesswoman, but it's clear she has no empathy with the working classes.  

To suggest that people who are jealous of the wealthy should start working harder, cut down on drinking, smoking and socializing is such an inane comment, it makes you wonder just how smart she really is.

There is no doubt that Gina Rinehart's wealth is good for the country and we could do with a few more like her, but sadly for her, she doesn't know how to relate to ordinary folk.  She's already upset workers  by importing cheap labour and with out-of-touch comments like these, she's on her way to becoming the most hated woman in Australia.