Monday, August 31, 2009

'Fat cats' roasted in media



When incomes go down, and people start to lose their jobs, those perceived to be living off the fat of the land, at the taxpayer's expense, can come in for more than the usual amount of criticism. The above cartoons, from the Manawatu Standard of August 17, 2009 (top), and August 10, 2009, reflect the public anger over the reports of former MPs jetting off on largely taxpayer-funded holidays.

The words on the newspaper read: LONDON: Smartly dressed gang in suits escape after huge heist.


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