Pursuit of gappiness

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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Traceeee Hutchison calls for gap action:

After 20 years of economic boom times in Australia, the cashed-up corporate sector is finally looking around and realising that the gap between rich and poor has grown.

Time for Traceeee to exercise her 13th Right.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/01/2007 at 01:57 PM
    1. 20 years of economic boom times in Australia

      why am i not surprised she forgot the, um, recession in that period?

      Posted by benson swears a lot on 2007 09 01 at 02:40 PM • permalink


    1. As an alternative to a pay cut, Traceeee, you can send a significant portion of your paycheck to me, and I will insure that it is disbursed to needy people everywhere.  Really, I will.

      Add I accept PayPal, Traceeee, so the transactions will be quick and painless.  Contact me through the e-mail feature of Tim’s blog, and we’ll arrange details.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 09 01 at 02:55 PM • permalink


    1. Does that make her a gappy-headed ho?

      Posted by Merlin on 2007 09 01 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. Trying to explain to the Idiot Left (although I’m not sure there is any other Left) that, given a reasonably (or even not so reasonable) Bell Curve of distribution of incomes (leaving out entirely, for sake of argument government programs) and that you can’t have an income of less than zero, economic boom times and increasing wealth inevitably result in a larger distance between the left side of the curve (zero income) and the right side of the curve (high and higher income).

      The question is, which would you (or an Idiot Lefty) prefer—a situation in which everyone, even the poor, are more wealthy but the gap between rich and poor is larger, or a situation in which everyone, even the poor, are less wealthy but the gap is smaller.

      It’s obvious which one the Idiot Left prefers (given that they don’t have to give up any wealth), but it’s kind of funny to watch them look like carp out of water at the point.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 09 01 at 03:37 PM • permalink


    1. A number (OK two) of things.

      1. Why does theis Melbournonian detest the honest working people of Tasmania that she appears to applaud opposition to a new mill?

      2. What “gap” precisely is she refering to? Do ruich and poor habve different sized diastemas? Do the rich earn more than the poor? Inflation alone will garauntee that gap increases, all else being equal. Or is it that the poor downtrodden, so half-starved that they cannot afford soap, are given an even wider berth by the rich?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 09 01 at 06:22 PM • permalink


    1. This is to dumb to be left alone,
      “Where once it was left to philanthropic trusts, foundations and church networks to provide the social safety nets for government incompetence or neglect, increasingly the corporate sector is stepping up to the plate and taking its place at the table of social responsibility.”Where did those trusts and foundations come from you cilly sunt? They came from wealthy people and companies, same as what you are winging about.
      If this is the best arguement she can come up with for extorting more dough from companies for her pet projects then she can go piss off.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 01 at 07:44 PM • permalink


  1. #6 FM

    I gave up when I got to some stuff about Bob Brown “flexing his muscle” for fear of stumbling onto some other brokeback mountain “greasing his mate’s saddle” type of action.

    Of which I have read quite enough in the MSM for two lifetimes already.

    Posted by Pickles on 2007 09 03 at 01:27 AM • permalink