George Osborne says the Budget is “tough but fair”…

June 22, 2010

…fair for who, the BANKS?

The millionaire chancellor – who still owes £55,000 to the public purse for fiddling expenses – is expected to freeze public sector pay, slash welfare benefits and increase taxes, possibly including VAT.

All this to pay off a £155bn deficit, which sounds like a huge amount until you remember that the public bailed out the banks to the tune of £500bn – 100 times the amount needed to end child poverty in the UK.

The Government and the Banks exist as part of the same system, which is little more than a long-con designed to privatise profit and publicise loss. The coalition government slotted together so nicely because ALL politicians are playing for the same team – the rich.

Isn’t it time for something new?..

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6 Responses to “George Osborne says the Budget is “tough but fair”…”

  1. Michael said

    A good way to reduce child poverty would be parents not having kids they can’t afford.

    • “A good way to reduce child poverty would be parents not having kids they can’t afford. “

      Ya vol mein herr – we shall start the sterilisation processes immediately!

      Or maybe you’d prefer Churchill’s suggestion regarding concentration camps for the poor and infirm?

      Are you actually suggesting that parenthood should be a privilege reserved for those above a certain income bracket? 😀

      Go read up on child poverty – this is a good place to start, and this tells you need to know eveything about unequal societies – and then come back when you’re got something more useful to say 😉

      Malthus was an arse.
      the rich are scum.
      Let’s raise a glass:
      ‘To revolutions yet to come!’

      • Michael said

        That’s quite an aggressive response.

        If your concern is a child being born into poverty, and if prospective parents cared too, don’t have a child. You don’t HAVE to have one.

        It’s called family planning. If you think you’re poor already (how do you define poverty in the UK?) you create child poverty by having them. YOU made that happen.

        If you’re poor (poverty stricken?) and don’t have a kid you DON’T further that poverty.

        I don’t see how mass sterilization comes into it? That’s very authoritarian. I’m talking about personal responsibility, and the freedom from the state to manage your own life in a clever way.

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  3. No aggression intended – just found your statement a little Daily-Mailesque. And, although there’s no way you could know it of course, a little on the raw side…

    We have kids. We’ve always worked. But we have recently lost our home due to the economic downturn. Our situation has changed dramatically in over the years, but at the moment we’re a low-income family struggling to make ends-meet. Forgive us for not having a crystal-ball so that we may have averted unwise parenthood 😉

    So do you see how your simplistic comment can be seen as somewhat authoritarian (hence the sarcasm) when people’s lives are infinitely more complex than your world-view would suggest?

    And what, pray tell, should one do if one is poor and catholic?

  4. Michael said

    Sorry about the loss of your home. I get now why your so pissed about bankers.

    I don’t like the DM and avoid reading it. When Amanda Platell etc. appear on Question Time I don’t watch.

    I couldn’t afford to give a child a good life and therefore choose not to have one, even though I’d like too, and I wouldn’t proceed with a family expecting the taxpayer to cover MY costs.

    If years down the line a parent dies or loses their job I WOULD expect the taxpayer to help with family costs because I worked, contributed and did things the right way.

    I also think if families are on the verge of losing their home, the taxpayer should cover the mortgage payments ’till things get better. You can then pay back that money interest free.

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