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General Chat Thread, George Osborne can't do this job. in General; So after two and a half years of austerity, [ cuts to a ton of services, pay freezes, etc etc ...
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    George Osborne can't do this job.

    So after two and a half years of austerity, [ cuts to a ton of services, pay freezes, etc etc ] and not forgetting inflation getting higher and with unemployment on the rise, the fiscal hole is now LARGER than it was when he first started. I bet he gets a Xmas bonus............

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I bet he gets a Xmas bonus............
    Of course, where do you think the welfare cuts are going?

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    After 2 years of Labour saying "Cut slower, spend more on infrastructure to kickstart the economy", I saw this on BBC News yestersay:

    BBC News - David Cameron hails plan to switch spending 'to fund schools'

    Is this the return of BSF under another name?

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    I think we should all call for a "top earners pay cut in the public sector" - eg all government employees earning in excess of say 120,000 take a 6/7 % cut - think how much this could save us and they would all still be earning in excess of 108,000!

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    Yeah, anyone would think that following Gordon Brown's recipe for running the economy would be a runaway success but it turns out that it's a total, total failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster View Post
    Yeah, anyone would think that following Gordon Brown's recipe for running the economy would be a runaway success but it turns out that it's a total, total failure.
    Just like George's then.

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    I happened to catch a segment on the One Show last night (I still feel dirty) and they were talking about all the expected bad news, then said there is some good news coming - the planned 3p fuel duty rise is expected to be dropped.

    That's not good news! That's just an absence of bad news, a negation of previous horror. You can't count that as good!

    I can't remember who first posted this image on here, but I saved it at the time because it was so funny and relevant. That hasn't diminished at all in the intervening time.
    George Osborne can't do this job.-osborneclueless.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    I happened to catch a segment on the One Show last night (I still feel dirty) and they were talking about all the expected bad news, then said there is some good news coming - the planned 3p fuel duty rise is expected to be dropped.

    That's not good news! That's just an absence of bad news, a negation of previous horror. You can't count that as good!

    I can't remember who first posted this image on here, but I saved it at the time because it was so funny and relevant. That hasn't diminished at all in the intervening time.
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    I dunno who is worse, you for watching the One Show [ and admitting it ] or George for not being able to do his job.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I dunno who is worse, you for watching the One Show [ and admitting it ] or George for not being able to do his job.......
    It was the 15 minutes between "episode of IT Crowd on Netflix has finished" and "Eastenders is starting for daughter", and I was sat eating my dinner so had no escape

    Still, that Alex Jones. Almost makes it bearable.

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    The thing is, it isn't just George's fault but also the Bank of England's, as well as all these financial experts who advise the Government.

    I think the problem is no one actually knows what's going on, so they'll just carry on cutting away. There never has been a financial crisis this big. You'd think that these experts would look at previous recessions and learn from these, but I don't think it's purely a numbers issue. There are lots of other factors not seen before, such as a lack of banking regulation but it's too little too late it seems.

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    I'm sick of political parties - they're all a joke. Wouldn't trust a single one of them as far as I could beat them with an iron bar.

    That's a good idea actually - a massive fight to the death between the members of all parties for each position in cabinet, last remaining survivor from each role gets the job. At least we'd know they could handle themselves if/when we get invaded by "Insert Super Power Here"

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    Is the whole benefit system cut still going ahead? otherwise our taxes will be paying for my younger sister to have her 3rd child.... some one who has lost custody of 1 kid, cant look after number 2 and even denied her existance to the new boyfriend, never worked in her life because she refuses to and has been with the new guy for about 3 months.
    Oh and she got a council house in 2 weeks compared to those real couples who are on a 2 year waiting list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    the planned 3p fuel duty rise is expected to be dropped.
    And?

    The price of petrol is 40% - 60% tax.

    FORTY to SIXTY PERCENT TAX!

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I'm sick of political parties - they're all a joke.
    At least the Pirate Party/Monster Raving Loony Party admit it.

    The others, not so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by mthomas08 View Post
    Is the whole benefit system cut still going ahead? otherwise our taxes will be paying for my younger sister to have her 3rd child.... some one who has lost custody of 1 kid, cant look after number 2 and even denied her existance to the new boyfriend, never worked in her life because she refuses to and has been with the new guy for about 3 months.
    Oh and she got a council house in 2 weeks compared to those real couples who are on a 2 year waiting list...
    That sounds like the majority of my family...

    Erm... sorry about that.
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    Sadly, the original idea of the welfare state was that it gave you enough money to subsist on. That working would be more profitable.

    This has changed, and that is why your sister can sit on her a**e, knocking out kids, whilst picking up a council house and lots of cash for her 46' telly and xbox for the latest boyfriend. (Sorry to @mthomas08 for making it seem like I'm only taking HIS post as gospel!)

    This is how the world works now....The rich are "I'm alright, Jack" because they won't get taxed because they may "run away to another country". The people in the middle pay more tax, and more stealth staxes, and the people at the bottom squeeze out another kid or two and they'll be ok on benefits.....


    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR !!!

    <rantover>

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    I refer the honourable gentlemen (and ladies) to the following statement...

    The UK deficit scam: `Evil George' Osborne is nailed despite mainstream media blackout


    It made me feel quite sick watching him worm and wriggle as we (the poor) go to the wall.

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