Minimum standards

Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, January 28th, 2010 - 20 comments
Categories: cartoons, education, humour, wages - Tags:

20 comments on “Minimum standards”

  1. winston smith 1

    Also tells us clearly that the old standards for reading, writing and maths have trained students (and cartoonists) to be babbling idiots…

    what the fuck is an INDIGINITY?

  2. Or in real terms minimum wage has decreased if the projected 2.3% inflation rate next year proves correct.

    • Pete 2.1

      Ha – good spotting ws, makes the cartoon a bit ironic in that case.

      The original sentiment was pretty good though – I’m beginning to like this Emmerson chap (spelling excepted) and I’m still fond of what Mike Moreu and Tom Scott put together (though Scott has his moments too).

  3. lukas 3

    imagine what the Herald would have published if they weren’t right wing lap dogs… oh wait a minute… perhaps that bias isn’t as bad as some think?

  4. grumpy 4

    How can National improving something done by Labour create a NEW STANDARD IN “INDIGINITY” (well done WS) in the minds of Labour supporters?

    • Rob Carr 4.1

      Labour increased minimum wage by an average of 6% a year in an attempt to keep it in line with real wages and cost of living. This increase is around 2% less than the projected inflation next year, much less than the average wage will go up and much less again than the cost of living will go up. This is all assuming National doesn’t do the tax reform we all know it will as well which will create higher costs to the lower income people.

  5. tsmithfield 5

    So is it that those on the minimum wage need more or are worth more? If you say the latter, why?

  6. This isa great lesson for kids, to stay in school and get educated, because if you dont you will end up with $12.75 an hour.

    • BLiP 6.1

      Unless daddy is rich.

    • The unempoyment record of this BRT government tell us that most workers will be lucky to get even the miserly mininum wage.
      Cheap labour and keep the union down by encouraging unemployment. This Tory lot are achieving it all.. The sad thing is that the average worker (or non worker) has just not caught on to the truth.Wake up voters . The “chang”: has been for the worse much worse,

  7. Lanthanide 7

    Maori Party didn’t like the 25c rise either. Shows what power they have to stop it, though.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3271107/Wage-increase-falls-way-short-Sharples

  8. gitmo1 8

    Don’t you know that this is what 90% of the public hear whenever a politician makes a speech

    [lprent: “Toon Not Found” seems a bit weak. ]

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