World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with Africans

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:32 AM
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@OP

Hey... not to scare you... But the world's richest lady looks just like the bulldog in your avatar.





posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by Cosmic4life
Should I
Mate of mine works 6 months of the year, not including the 6 weeks holidays, works 1 week up on the mines has one week at home. One on one off.
$120,000 a year he earns doing that..
The average wage in the mines is $90 000, thats for working six months a year, 12 hour days. Unskilled, Tradies earn far more than that.

You are all talking crap, no idea what is going on. The carbon taxes and mining taxes are hobbling Australia.
Gillard is destroying this country.
Thats what Gena is saying, you pretend you know whats going on. Brainwashed by the media.
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So Gina is just scraping by with $500 a second? Really sounds like she is being held back huh

I know who is brainwashed and it ain't me lol



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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There is a special place in hell reserved for people like this scum. But make no mistake, this is happening all around the globe. This is why America has no jobs and what we are seeing is the resurrection of legalised slavery. Corporate America ships your jobs over seas to pay Asian or African workers $2 a day. As always, it's profit over everything else. This is what happens when you vote for the puppets that corporate America pays for.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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No one deserves to make billions of dollars at the expense of everyone else


Yeah putting food on the tables of thousands of people is a terrible thing to do.

No one in her employ earns $2 a day and no one ever will.

In fact Hancock Prospecting is one of the better paying miners in Australia.

But it's ok, keep on spreading the lie that she wants Australians to earn $2.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:55 AM
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This is a big lie and the OP knows it.
The media spin on this is terrible and it shows the blind mentality of sheeple.

Australia is being rooted by the government and people are stupid enough to blame the mining sector, cos they are led by the main stream media

You deserve what you get in my opinion.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 05:17 AM
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Originally posted by borntowatch
This is a big lie and the OP knows it.
The media spin on this is terrible and it shows the blind mentality of sheeple.

Australia is being rooted by the government and people are stupid enough to blame the mining sector, cos they are led by the main stream media

You deserve what you get in my opinion.


You think so?



Basically the jist of it is this:

"You all need to work for the wages of the people on the Gulf Coast, and Mexico. And you need to work harder. I'm going to wear enormous pearls while I tell you how in debt YOU are. I love Australia, and already own enough money to feed my family for a hundred generations, but I'll outsource jobs to Africa and Asia if you don't start accepting your place as poor folk. Remember, we're actually in no real danger of economic collapse at the moment, but we might as well pretend we are until then. Oh, and let's not construct schools, hospitals, or shopping centers because they're expensive and peons who work in the hole don't need them anyways. China and West Africa say we're too expensive. Oh, and we need to build in the North where there are high amounts of poor people and low taxes and less regulations... because... uh... you know, I'm a billionaire, we don't like to pay taxes. Those are for poor folk. Lastly, I'd like to admit right to your faces that I hire thousands of immigrants instead of you because they'll work for a cheaper wage right after saying I love Australians, because you're probably not smart enough to realize I'm saying it. Whoopsies. Teehee."

The only way you could possibly conceive that she is correct is if you're a disconnected multimillionaire yourself.

I guess somewhere in the obviously-scripted speech she skipped over the part where 2 dollars goes a LOOOOOT further in West Africa than it does in Australia. Or maybe she didn't write that part.

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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No one deserves to make billions of dollars at the expense of everyone else


Yeah putting food on the tables of thousands of people is a terrible thing to do.

No one in her employ earns $2 a day and no one ever will.

In fact Hancock Prospecting is one of the better paying miners in Australia.

But it's ok, keep on spreading the lie that she wants Australians to earn $2.


Yeah taking food off of thousands of people's tables because your enormous conglomerate is dying and the only thing left to do is supplement it with millions of dollars of taxpayer money because it killed all of the small businesses because they couldn't compete with a corporation that shoves minimum wage down it's employees throats and therefore can supply cheaper but often much poorer quality goods is a much better alternative in the long run.

As long as it's your offspring suffering for it and not you.




posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
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No one deserves to make billions of dollars at the expense of everyone else


Yeah putting food on the tables of thousands of people is a terrible thing to do.

No one in her employ earns $2 a day and no one ever will.

In fact Hancock Prospecting is one of the better paying miners in Australia.

But it's ok, keep on spreading the lie that she wants Australians to earn $2.


I made it very clear in a previous post that I understood that what she said was taken out of context, so I am certainly not spreading lies. The point I'm making is that the greed of corporations owned by multi-billionaires somehow seem to justify thier endless greed in the name of "business" , profits and this whole nonsence of remaining "competitive".

No one has the right to make obscene amounts of money by screwing thier own countries and exploting poor people in other countries to work for $2 a day. She can spin it anyway she wants...in effect she is saying that because she is paying fair wages to her employees, in her country, the billions she is making aren't "enough" for her to remain profitable? She also made some "veiled" insults that in order to pursue her lastest project she claims will give Aussie's jobs, it will be neccesary to bring in outside labor because the cost and productivity would be hindered if she gave the jobs to Aussie's to build it ?

She's a mean vicious elitist, she's in lawsuits with 3 of her 4 children over money, she's vindictive to her father's widowed wife....but somehow she's a saint cause she is "forced" to keep her business in Australia, you can't move mines, she would if she could in a heartbeat. She has publically made nasty remarks that poor people are drunks and smokers...and you expect us to believe she cares about anything but herself...nope, I don't buy it from her and all the greedy bastards like her.......



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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She could feed all the starving people in Africa for a year. Have you seen the size of her... The success of a society should not be measured by how many rich people it has, but on how well the needy are looked after and provided for...

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 07:12 AM
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Originally posted by Zaanny

Originally posted by Darkrunner
I'm all for corporations paying a fair wage, but here in the states at least, the unions have become so greedy they rival the corporations themselves in terms of greed and corruption.

Nothing is ever enough. No benefits package, no wage is enough. They go on strike every other year, demanding more and more. And then when the company goes bankrupt, they all sit around scratching their heads, wondering why. And then demand a bail out.

Like I said, employers should pay a fair wage, but I can say I understand when some companies get tired of union nonsense and outsource.


Ummm you might want to research what your saying.

Unions fight for a LIVING wage.

Unions fought for your overtime, weekends, holidays off, 8 hour work days to name a few.

But hey if you want to stand over there all by yourself enjoy.

I will be over here with my fellow brothers and sisters fighting for better working conditions for your ungrateful backside.



I've already stated unions have done good things in the past. I'm simply saying, here in the states at least, many of them have become drunk on their own power. It may be different down under.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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Βut i don't know how...I wish I could.I am really sick of our society



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by MountainLaurel
 




No one deserves to make billions of dollars at the expense of everyone else


Yeah putting food on the tables of thousands of people is a terrible thing to do.

No one in her employ earns $2 a day and no one ever will.

In fact Hancock Prospecting is one of the better paying miners in Australia.

But it's ok, keep on spreading the lie that she wants Australians to earn $2.


She on the top of a pyramid scheme and no she do not deserve the power and material things she has. Do you really think she is doing work for billions of dollars? Parasitism is an ugly thing and she will pay for it in the end. I feel sorry for the soul behind that ego/mind.

Nobody can do a 1000 times more work than a 40 hour normal working person that is efficent. There is not enought hours in the day for her to work and to be worth that much. I am not sure she have done any real work in her life and not spent all here time in more or less unproductive meetings or figured out ways to backstab people around her (like her family). I wanna see her work in a mine for a day or techniclly test and verify/create the tools they use or support the employes like in IT or even in a cafeteria.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by peck420

Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by Raelsatu
From what I've heard (and seen) of this woman in the past week, I can say she's despicable...


She inhered a $1.5bn mining empire from her father and then rode the wave of China buying up Australian minerals.

Yet she feels she must share her business wisdom with the little people?

A drunken baboon would have been successful as her.

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Not to be a pest, but Gina Reinhart had a net worth of approximately $75 million when her father passed. Her, or the team her father left her, turned that into approximately $29.17 billion. Far more than inflation would cover.

She may say stupid things, but she may also be brilliant when it comes to her business'.

And, no, a drunken baboon would not have been as successful as her, many have inherited more and lost it.


And a lottery winner turns $2 into $270 million if they win the jackpot!

Sure there MIGHT be other sociopaths who started with $75 mill and turned out poor.... but the point is, nobody WAS SMART ENOUGH TO FORCE AUSTRALIANS "compete" with $2 a day in a civil society just because they were in the right place and right time when China starts importing everything they can dig up. I mean really, Gina has these mines and they ask her for minerals -- and she has TWO choices, one which will be brilliant and genius, and the other choice will leave her merely rich. "OK, I'll sell you those minerals!" Brilliant! "OK, I lower wages because I've got people I can get in government who see things my way!" Brilliant again!

The only wrong choices she could have made is to grow a conscience it seems.

Why don't we all just get smarter and kidnap rich people? -- we could be brilliant too! Why that's wrong, I hear someone saying; sure, and so is pushing people to live on $2 a day. But that's LEGAL! I hear another bird chiming in.

And as soon as someone kidnaps the WalMart trust fund babies -- they can have billions of "free speech" and overnight, Glass Stegall will be repealed -- er, um, no, overnight, kidnapping will be legal!

So if kidnapping were legal, someone is going to be hailed as a genius for kidnapping a LOT of rich jerks. And it's just the jealous people who don't admire innovation, who will whine and say; "But it's wrong." It's wrong because you didn't think of it first and innovate!

I'm going to patent the iRansom app right now that automates payments and makes at least 33 random hops on anonymous routers. I'm going to be a JOB CREATOR!


>> I mean, some fool might suggest that civil countries CHARGE MORE to import junk from low wage countries -- but then that would hurt our IMPORTS! IT didn't stop China from having 20-40% tariffs and now they are about to export airplanes.... but we can't argue with all these genius capitalists. 1,000 people have the wealth of 2.5 Billion people on the planet. That means that if they consumed HALF what they do now in yachts, buying elections, and prostitutes; 2.5 Billion people wouldn't go to be hungry, might get an education, might have hope.

But what a waste for so many people who aren't smart enough to lower wages of other people so that they can go from $75 million to many billions of dollars! Oh -- but I'm probably just making an assumption that the lower wages go to owner profits. It's probably money coming from angels.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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Yes, that's the part that just floors me, how can anyone believe they "deserve" billions of dollars for making a few phone calls and attending meetings...LOL...even in the video in this thread she couldn't be bothered to attend the meeting and made a video instead....wonder if she broke a sweat on that "snow job"...
She certainly was unavailable for questions, how convienant.....

Like many of us, I have had daydreams about hitting the lottery, lol, and I'm only dreaming of millions, not billions, the best part of that fantasy is thinking about how I would share the money...sure I might build my dream house, which would be a modest farm, with an organic garden, and some animals...and my big luxury item would be a pool...lol...can't skinny dip in my condos pool...


Seriously though, it would mean nothing if I didn't help my daughter, family, friends, and rock thier worlds with opportunities I would be able to offer them. I would also dedicate time to some different charity projects, maybe start a commuity garden....now I'm no saint, and almost everyone I have talked to about this fantasy says the same thing basically...they would give alot away....that's how "normal" people think.

I just can't fathom what goes through these elites minds? How can they watch so much suffering in this world and justify and bank billions of dollars, these people don't even want to pay taxes, they hide thier money to avoid it infact, but Nooo that's not enough...they can't even keep the money in thier own countries and pay a decent wage to thier fellow countrymen without whining about being "competitive"....at least let them use the proper language...."In order to remain competitive, I am willing to hire slave labor, it's just business"....sigh....



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by AlphaHawk
How many here have actually watched all of the Rinehart video?

I suspect very few.


I've watched it all, and it all means absolutely nothing when you look at the evidence of the growing wealth disparity in Australia.

She does state facts, but she also neglects to mention that - just like every other nation facing the same economic problems - the rich people like her are STILL GETTING RICHER! Not just making money as they always have, but making MORE MONEY THAN THEY DID BEFORE!


www.theaustralian.com.au...

Then you match that with the fact that the poor in Australia are becoming EVEN POORER!

www.news.com.au...

So, do you want to believe what a wealthy, ignorant, greedy woman states to a bunch of her equally privileged friends - notice how she specifically wants to pay less tax than she already pays - or do you want to believe the statistics that PROVE people like her are deliberately taking advantage of the situation to argue for less tax and less sharing of their profits with their workforce.

I know it's shocking to believe that people like her can be so brazen, but these people are psychopaths. They have no morals, no sense of national pride, no Humanity, they are greedy, soulless, insane people who will do ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING to make more money, including robbing their own people. They will lie through their teeth to gain more and more wealth until they have everything and are left to feast on each other like a plague of locusts.

Numbers don't lie, but she f'ing does!
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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firstly the op's thread title is wrong and surprised the forum monitors haven't taken it down for misleading the many sheeple we have in here

secondly ..whats with all the abuse about her weight?..im guessing we have many over weight members who im sure will be offended by the tasteless trash we have to read through on a daily basis which seems to be the norm now...
the woman is a human begin and should be treated like one

more and more it seems members will read the title and make a compulsive response regardless of the facts

she was stating that her company and many like hers can't compete with Africa competitors because of there $2 a day wages ....
not defending the woman just pointing out what was said ...

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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by Dissobey
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Βut i don't know how...I wish I could.I am really sick of our society


I hear you - You have found out that there are aspects of society that make you unhappy.
Find out what makes you happy and fulfilled and go for that regardless of what anyone else says



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Of course Gina is a Human Being and so are the people you are calling Sheeple.

The amount of wealth or not that a person has, has nothing to do with whether they are a good person.

It is easy to understand why people react so - But that does not justify it.

I find little to respect with business that places profits over people for many reasons.
But yes even Hitler was a Human Being - Before you jump the gun I am not comparing him with Gina

All are Human Beings, but what is in their heart means more than any mountain made of money.

You can amass great stores of gold and pearls,
But when the dust returns to dust -
You may regret the love you lost








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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Great video on that Venus project.
~$heopleNation



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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she was stating that her company and many like hers can't compete with Africa competitors because of there $2 a day wages ....


so how can the problem be solved so they can compete?

1. lower Australian wages in-line with African wages.

or

2. call for global action to pay all Africans a fair wage in-line with Australians.

seeing as though she is addressing Australians it sounds to me like she is asking Australians to accept less wages so companies can compete.

if that is the case then it is worth pointing out Australian workers are human beings too.





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