Better get her name right, Gina Rinehart..........Her father Lang Hancock was a larger than life self made mining magnate. Her step mother is the very self made almost celebrity Rose Porteuous, formerly Lang's Filipina nurse before they married. Rose and Gina had a right barny over the division of spoils when Lang died. It is safe to say they don't get along. It also seems Gina does not get along with her own children either. Here is Gina protesting against a mining tax. She believes her companies should pay very little tax for what they extract from the ground, that is our common ground. She doesn't seem to be the most glamorous woman.
You know, I quite like paying tax, especially when it wisely spent for the benefit of my fellow citizens. I like good health care, good education systems, well, the list could be long. But apparently Australia's richest woman is not keen on paying her share.
The very rich American Warren Buffett thinks he doesn't pay enough tax. Many rich French people don't think they pay enough tax. But not our Gina.
Here you go. I am clearly not the only one who has issues with Gina. Compare yourself to Gina. She earns in six minutes what takes me a year to earn.
But people are never satisfied with money only. They want power too. So our Gina buys a large stake in a television station and it is rumoured that she was instrumental in installing discredited right wing media commentator Andrew Bolt in his own programme.
The sad thing about Gina, for us anyway, her battle cry of 'axe the tax' was somewhat successful with our government watering down the proposed tax significantly.
Australian people: 0
Post start dated 30/06/11. I get there eventually.