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About media framing • (written by Brian Dean)

Private vs public sector

Daily Express Aug 24, 2011Aug 24, 2011 – The latest surreal installment in Operation Daily Express Mindfuck. “Hard-pressed workers in the private sector” now have a focus for their feelings of anger and frustration (which are understandable given the long hours, low pay, poor conditions, poor benefits, poor holiday entitlement, idiot bosses, soul-crippling corporate ideology, etc).

“Millions” of them can now feel “infuriated” at their fellow hard-pressed workers in the public sector who apparently don’t have the “curbs on their pay” that private sector workers have.

Where is all the taxpayer money going? The Express reveals the “infuriating” truth: public sector workers will continue to receive “annual ‘increments’ – salary increases given to recognise the length of a worker’s service”.

The private sector, on the other hand, is responsibly exercising “restraint”, by putting “curbs” on workers’ pay. The quīnta essentia of bullshit.

Written by NewsFrames

August 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

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  1. Public workers should be encouraged to commit suicide to save the government from having to pay pensions and instead plough the saved pension money back into saving the banks.

    Mike B)

    August 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  2. Yep – a lot of this stuff in the Express goes way beyond satire, it seems. Apart from the “mindfuck” reference I was understating things as usual. And one of the things I didn’t state was the ugly spectre of bank execs receiving millions (after the banks are bailed out with a mere trillion of public money)…

    NewsFrames

    August 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm


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