Bloody tough day at the office, only saved by having a beer and a singalong with the Comrade Mayor, who was as pissed off at me at the capitalist scumbags on council who forced us to consult on 2% rates rises. Bloody capitalists. Don’t they understand that a 2% rates rise means we will have to end the salary increases for our good, hard working staff who are earning only $100,000 a year?
The bloody ratepayers will probably tell us that they want a 2% rates rise, and we will have to find some reason to fudge the numbers. Comrade Clow put in a good effort with a bait and switch, saying overall rates rises were only 2% because residential rates and business rates would net out at 2% but these capitalists are smarter than we thought when the Comrade Mayor and I jacked up the council last summer over a few beers and some good rousing union music. Read more »