Who gives a sh#t. I'm supposedly aspirational but I'll never forget what is was like living on the wrong side of the ledger. Doesn't stop me from enjoying the fruits on my success and I don't get worked-up because I can now pay more tax.Does anyone actually think Bob Hawke was "working class"? The guy has multiple degrees, one of which is Law and a Rhodes Scholar. He made his millions as an outcome of being respected long standing PM and then capitalising on this in the private sector after leaving office.He certainly sold himself as 'just a working class bloke' if you look at the promos while he was PM in the eighties; he was also really good a picking up the zeitgeist ie; jumping on board with the Australia II victory.Note: anyone kid dreaming of being the PM, you must have either a Law Degree AND/OR be a Rhodes Scholar to have half a chance. Fraser, Rudd and Morrison being the only ones who got the job since mid 70's without.Ben Chifley was a train driver; it's almost impossible to imagine someone without a law degree or connections rising to the top now-days. I guess the other lawyers keep them out!
Most of my circle are like RTT. It's all about how they work really hard and get taxed like b-ggery by socialist Labor governments. However they don't mind taking all that middle class welfare, and pocketing FBT benefits. Absolutely no empathy for anyone worse off. Of course they vote Liberal.
Labor will always put the broader welfare (i.e. health, education) of people ahead. For the LNP it's something they do begrudgingly ensuring enough is syphoned off for their benefactors in the private sector.