An Australian politician’s argument became “toast” the moment she said a tax break would help people buy $6,000 toasters.
A blue-collar, working father of three confronted the politician on a television show wanting to know why people making over $80,000 a year should get breaks when he wouldn’t. Duncan Storrar said the wealthy wouldn’t even notice a reduction in taxes, but for families like his, it could mean whether he treats his daughters to a movie on the weekend.
That’s when Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer let the world know on which side her bread was buttered. She said the break would create jobs for people making the pricey bread-browners.
In legendary Aussie fashion, someone launched a GoFundMe page to “Buy Duncan a Toaster” hoping to raise enough for one of the pricey appliances that O’Dwyer mentioned.
So far, it’s raised more than $60,000 — enough by some estimates for Storrar to cook ten million pieces of toast per day.
The Vocal even cooked up a formula so people can keep track of how many slices of toast Storrar could make based on how many toasters he can buy as the crowdfunding money keeps growing.