While the likes of you and me try to find thrifty gifts for our loved ones and take the cheaper bubbly to celebrate the advent of the New Year here are some of the tricks out politicians have been up to to insure that they get more money and we have less to say about what they are up to.
Here in New Zealand it was announced that the Ministers are having a wage rise and while you and me would be happy with a wage rise in the first place starting perhaps on the next pay day, they for some reason saw fit to backdate the pay rise netting John Key the tidy sum of $3900 to bet with while he golfs. That is about $ 1200 more then my husband who is a trained professional gets for working two weeks at 44 hours minimum, working through the weekend and making over hours everyday just to get a project finished for his boss! Nice if you can get it and well since the plebs don’t like it we’ll tell them when they’re not listening like a day before the holidays while we’re on recess!
In the US the government is trying to get people to give up their guns because as Dr. Paul Craig Roberts explains you can’t have a police state if your citizens are armed but just in case that doesn’t quite work as planned they have discretely taken out the one passage preventing indefinite detention without trial for Americans while… you guessed it their citizens were preparing for one of the most Austere Christmases in US history with a whopping 1 million kids sleeping rough while their 1% hangs out in their palatial surroundings over the holidays