There’s a sponge in the pot !
Five to six decades ago, in developed countries, a family with 2 or 3 kids, a mortgage, a car, and normal living expenses could survive conservatively on one average wage.
Those days have long since gone. The individual’s greed in wanting mega-mansions, several cars, and other high living elements has led to the non-contributing partner getting a job, and in many circumstances husband and wife having 3 or more jobs. This gave birth to a larger “pot of gold”.
This attracted the attention of various government agencies (taxes, electricity, water etc), land developers, home builders, trades persons, food chains, insurance, medical, dental, entertainment and many more. Collectively grouped as “the Sponge”, these opportunists realised the increasing “pot of gold” was there for the taking, and hence maximised their profits to match the multi-income families purchasing power.
But now, a family with 2 or 3 kids, a mortgage, a car, and normal living expenses can only survive conservatively on 2 average wages, and families with 2 or 3 kids and only 1 average wage suffer from a below average standard of living.
The Sponge had set a new “norm”, which has precluded a growing number of families. The divide between the “have” and “have not” continues to increase, and the governments handouts are under stress.
I see the equation as having 2 parts: government handouts and the Sponge.
The question is; should anything be done about elements within the Sponge?
Posted on December 1, 2012, in Cartoon, illustration, humour, humor, caricature, political, art, Australia, Perth, cartoonist, Illustrator and tagged cartoons, cost of living, Government, greed, humor, humour, jobs, Perth, poor, poverty. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.