How can you justify a wage of $8m a year? The answer, you can’t 

img_3275CEO’s of Australia’s 4 big banks, earn between $8m – $15m per year. And, all 4 banks have made profits, making them among the most successful banks in the world.

While interest rates keep increasing, and people pay ATM fees, bank fees, administration fees on their accounts. Taking money from hard working Australian’s while they earn millions of dollars a year.

Thousands of Australian families are struggling financially to keep a roof over their family’s head, to pay bills and put food on the table. While, they earn millions of dollars and wouldn’t understand what it’s like not sleep at night, wondering how to pay the next mortgage or rent payment.

Many Australian’s are losing their homes because they can’t keep up with the mortgage payments, some living in their cars or on the streets. While, they live in million dollar mansions, with all the luxuries that money can buy.

How can they justify their incomes, when thousands of hard working Australian’s are struggling?

The answer is – they can’t. There is no justification in the world for why someone should earn this much money, regardless of job title.

But, they can justify increasing interest rates, bank fees and credit card fees. Why, because it’s not coming out of their wage. It’s coming out of our wages.

For too long, we as a society have allowed the banks and establishments to rob us of our hard earned money.

We have allowed them to get wealthy off us, while the middle class are struggling and the poor are becoming homeless.

Australia is not the only country in this situation, it’s happening in all major Western countries. And, what are we doing about it?

Nothing…

What you allow, is what continues.  The more it continues the worst it gets. – Amanda Ray

If we don’t stand united as one voice and demand our rights, then what will the future hold for our children and grandchildren?

How will you explain to them why some people earn millions of dollars a year, while you live in poverty?

How much longer are we going to allow Politicians, Bank CEO’s and other establishments to control our lives?

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this, a man flattened by an opponent can get back up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. – Thomas J Watson