Thursday, April 09, 2020

Those people deserve a flat white

The pandemic has shown us how effective our public service is. They've pulled together a massive policy response, from a lockdown to economic support to healthcare to planning how to keep everything running when this is over, and done it in next to no time. They are heroes, who have kept us all alive and fed, and are doing their damnedest to keep us that way.

So naturally, the twatcocks at the Taxpayer's Union think we should give them an across-the-board pay cut.

Hell, no. To update the language of a certain classic kiwi TV ad, those people deserve a flat white (or other beverage of choice). And a biscuit (a chocolate one, just to make those small-minded penny-pinchers die of apoplexy). And, above all, a pay rise. Because they have utterly earned it, and it is the least we owe them.