Hey, if you're starving today and living on 3 grains of rice, it's going to be even worse in 50 years time because you'll still have 3 grains of rice, and it will be 2 degrees hotter!
Ah. Actually Mr Peasant, you won't be alive in 50 years time as you will have starved to death by the time I go skiing next winter. Oh well.
Here is a quote from Mr Hewett:
And the sad reality is the most vulnerable people will be lucky to get even a fraction of this amount, with rich countries likely to divert cash from existing aid commitments.Let's check out Oxfam's latest annual report, shall we? Let's look at the salary table for the top executives on page 44.
Base salary band - Number
$130,000–$139,999 - 5
$140,000–$149,999 - 1
$180,000–$189,999 - 1
The ratio between the highest and lowest paid permanent staff member in Australia (including superannuation) as at 30 June 2008 was 4.57:1 (Executive Director at $185,130;Category 7 staff member at $40,504).The Executive Director on $185,130 a year would be the same Andrew Hewett that put his name to this article.
Give me a bucket. I want to vomit.
I left this comment at the SMH. Doubt they will publish it:
Oops, my bad. Andrew Hewett is on a salary package of $185,130 from Oxfam.
I love it when the well paid charity fat cats tell the rest of us that we need to tighten our belts and make sacrifices.