Prime Minister David Cameron is warning all of us in the UK, and I suppose the wider world, that we are in for another potential European and world-wide recession. According to Dave this is due to a slow down in the Asian economy, the Ebola crisis, Europe on the brink, Putin etc.
First things first, when did the last recession actually end. I don’t know about you but I feel like the last 5 years have been a bit of a financial depression for me personally. I have had a 1% pay rise in 5 years while all of my bills have increased by around 15% in the process. I have little to no disposable income to speak of, what little I have has went on things like birthdays etc and even this has involved cutting back on all areas. While I am fortunate to be able to avoid debt during this difficult time I think what I have learned is that I can probably budget better than most banks and certainly better than Osborne and Balls can.
The UK is nearly 1.5 TRILLION Pounds in Debt, this has increased by around 20% since the ConDems came into Westminster in 2010 and it’s getting a lot worse by the second. Cameron’s policy continues to be austerity which means taking money out of the economy.
Now I am no expert in anything, no really. However, I do suspect that if people have no money then they can’t buy things, if people can’t buy things then things don’t get made, if things don’t get made then people don’t have jobs and if people don’t have jobs then they get poverty social security benefits which then adds to the debt as the country has no money.
In my opinion the reason the world, and especially this country, are in such a mess are some of the following:
Continuing to bail out the banks, but where has the money gone other than bankers bonuses?
Spending billions killing people in other parts of the world, supported by Jim Murphy MP.
High unemployment, which is hidden by work fare and sanctions punishing the weakest.
Renewal of stuff like Trident.
BAD ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT by the banks and Westminster.
Subsidizing poverty wages.
Not closing tax loop holes.
MPs expenses (sorry couldn’t resist).
So here is a wee fucking hint to Cameron, Osborne, Balls, Miliband, Clegg and the rest of the clowns that have brought us to our knees.
Let’s have a fair and honest tax system that doesn’t punish the poor to subsidize the rich.
Let’s not renew our nuclear killing machine that costs billions.
Let’s bring in a living wage that means we no longer subsidize the profits of Tesco’s etc.
Let’s reduce VAT and National Insurance so people have money to spend, that then creates demand, that means things get made, that means people have jobs, that means people pay tax, that means people are not on benefits, that means we are all a little better off.
Lets start governing the country for the majority and not the rich and the Windsors. Lets not vote for those clowns before we all starve to death. Lets have a democratic revolution.