A while ago Irish wrote a post about right whingers: the poor wee fullas who aren’t happy to simply take a bigger and bigger share of the pie but want to cash in on grievance as well. It seems National’s blogger David Farrar didn’t get the memo.
It’s like they aren’t happy to take the wealth of the nation and leave the rest of us to rot. They need us to feel sorry for them too.
One of the tropes they use in this phony game is “politics of envy”.
Y’see it’s okay for them to spend billions on tax cuts for their rich mates while they change the law to make it harder for Kiwis to get a pay rise.
And it’s okay for them to blow $6k on a fancy suit while they ponder how to make battered wives pony up cash to go to family court.
And it’s okay for them to pay for flash overseas holidays from their taxpayer funded incomes while preaching about how beneficiaries should take personal responsibility instead of asking for help to feed their kids.
But it’s not okay to call them on it because that’s just “envy”.
Poor widdle rich boys. Cry me a fuckin river.