Incomes, luxury and Living

There are some days one gets up and it starts, you know you already feel irritated from the minute you open your eyes? Sometimes it can be put down to PMS, other days stress, cold and being confined. If one doesn’t like their job the luxury of changing at will have now gone, especially in South Australia where the unemployment rate is 8.2% and no break in sight.

Living rural it’s even worse in the South East of South Australia the figure has hit 8.7% with over 7600 people looking for work, this doesn’t count those that have given up. It is something politicians make fodder out of, of course the opposition blame those in power until they become the sitting and then blame the ousted. It’s a cycle that is the carousel of all politics isn’t it, the way these people fight, spend our money with the saying ‘it’s for the good of the people” well I never asked them to sell the forest to build an oval and take 300 or more jobs out of the economy in a rural area, I wonder if there is now 300 people working in the oval on a daily basis, I suspect not. They paid off the debts of the cricket association, both AFL football teams and said we would all benefit. I am yet to see this benefit, I have been to meetings at the Adelaide Oval and it is fantastic but it was built at the sacrifice of many.

I would like for them (the politicians) to stop in-fighting, it’s a farce seeing the opposition people reading out statistics and when asked what would they do, they brush it off saying it’s not on their watch. If they get in power they them continue the blame. It would be great to see an opposition leader saying to the media, you know what I do have an idea and I’m catching up with the premier, Prime Minister etc so that we can plan this together. But they don’t and they won’t it’s be out there and criticize.

We then hear them on radio stating things like, “no we have to be positive, or we can’t move forward.” I can tell them, moving forward for most people is work, pay and paying the ever rising bills, without any source of income, how can anyone be positive. I am positive, it’s hard to keep motivated and happy about not having paid work, something politicians NEVER suffer from, for once they are voted out or retire the pension starts immediately and for life, the payments normally are more than the average wage and the benefits they get with travel is enormous.

Having B Bishop this week ousted for a chartered helicopter ride is the tip of the ice berg, not only is it living so far from reality it is offensive. If she truly believed she was acting in the rules, then why did she pay it? It was only $5000, there is no uproar for the $88,000 spent in a 15 day trip, why because they all do it.

I didn’t start this to be political diatribe I did start about putting on the cranky pants and I know this feeling will stay with me for a few days. I am unsettled, ready for change and yet stuck in the same place all at once. I rejoice in people’s happiness especially family joys and I also feel the confinements of rural living, I am now looking to closing down the salon, it is not earning enough to remain open, but that is the same story in cities and country towns, there is only so much money to go around, I know laser hair removal is a luxury many can’t afford and with the highest rate of unemployment in Australia being in my area, one can’t be surprised.