Cliche of the Week 4 – Working Families

June 21, 2010 at 1:03 am 3 comments

Working families receive such widespread political attention they soon will have the world’s highest happiness and wealth allocation.

Use of the phrase in Australia has risen since May with about 100 mentions in the media each week, about double the rate for the past two years.

Read the full report in The Australian newspaper

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  • 1. Susan  |  July 11, 2010 at 5:29 am

    This one really riles me up. We are supposed to believe that ‘working families’ are so hard done by, and yet a fair proportion effectively pay no tax. Tell me again why my single friend (a legal secretary on at most average wage) who lives with and cares for her struggling pensioner dad is not classed as a ‘working family’? I wish that instead of ‘working families’, politicians would say what they really mean – mum and dad with two kids. We all know that most families these days do not fit this definition/stereotype.

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