Furious restaurant owner loses it at Anthony Albanese over the rising cost of living: ‘Families need support, and they need it today and not tomorrow’
- Restaurateur launches into tirade against PM Albanese
- Rashays owner, Rami Ykmour, angered by his inaction
- Mr Ykmour says Albanese isn’t supporting families
The owner and founder of a popular restaurant chain has launched into a furious tirade against Prime Minister Anthony Albanese over the rising cost of living faced by Australian households.
In a social media video Rashays founder, Rami Ykmour attacked Mr Albanese and the government for not supporting struggling families.
Mr Ykmour posted the video to TikTok on Thursday afternoon saying: ‘The people up the top are really pissing me off at the moment.’
In a fervent video Rashays founder, Rami Ykmour (pictured), chastised Mr Albanese and the government for not supporting struggling families during cost of living crisis
The restaurateur has previously taken aim at the Albanese government for the rising costs of fresh produce that had to be passed onto consumers in his family-friendly restaurants.
In the video Mr Ykmour said he was angered by Mr Albanese’s statements that he was ‘conscious’ of the struggles facing Australian families.
‘What are you going to do about it?’ Mr Ykmour said.
‘I’m glad you’re conscious, I’m glad you’re aware.’
Mr Ykmour also joined with some conservative commentators in criticising Mr Albanese’s three-day attendance at the Australian Open in late January.
‘I watch Albanese in front of me at the tennis, and I watch a calm, relaxed man,’ he said.
‘He should be carrying the weight of the country on his shoulders.’
Mr Ykmour called the PM a ‘calm, relaxed man’ as has sat in the stands at the Australian Open (pictured) despite the cost of living crisis affecting Australians
Mr Ykmour claimed that Australian politicians aren’t doing enough to serve Australians, instead just doing what will get them re-elected.
‘You’ve been voted as a minister, as a premier, to lead your people, to do the right thing by your people. Not for your job.
‘Families need support, and they need it today and not tomorrow.
‘We’ve come off the hardest three years of our lives, it doesn’t matter who you are.’
Mr Ykmour told Daily Mail Australia that in July of last year he paid $144 for a box of 18 iceberg lettuces at $8 a head as produce costs increased by 7.3 per cent.
Recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows record increases in cost of living for all types of households over the past quarter.
Recent statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show record increases in cost of living for all types of households over the past quarter
For employee households, where wages are the primary source of income, cost of living rose by 9.3 per cent over the past year, the largest increase since the statistic was first measured in 1999.
‘Employee households have recorded their largest quarterly rise since the September 2000 quarter, which followed the introduction of the GST,’ ABS head of prices statistics, Michelle Marquardt, said.
Rising interest rates combined with inflation are exacerbating pressure on families.
‘Mortgage interest charges for Employee households rose 26.6 per cent over the quarter, and 61.3 per cent over the year.’
In its October 2022 budget the Albanese government unveiled a ‘responsible’ $7.5billion package of cost-of-living measures as part of a five-point plan to address the issue.
The plan aimed to relieve cost of living pressures on households through cheaper childcare, expanded paid parental leave, cheaper medicines, more affordable housing and ‘getting wages moving again’.
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