Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Tax Cuts for the Rich ... and Double Dip Recession for Everyone Else

George Osborne, the 'smug mugger', in his recent budget stole from the nation's pensioners and gave the proceeds of this raid to the rich ... by cutting the top rate of tax for himself and his multi-millionaire friends.

His budget also effectively started an omni-shambles, which other ministers have also since 'built upon' (e.g. Frances Maude and the self-generated petrol crisis, Theresa May and her shambolic failure in the deportation of Abu Qatada, Jeremy Hunt and his relationship with the Murdoch's) ... and are still building upon!

And now we see the true outcome from these immoral charlatans ... a double-dip recession, with no prospect for a prosperous future in sight (except for the ultra-rich - according to recent surveys).

THE ONS has confirmed the economy contracted again in the last quarter, by 0.2%, despite a late boost to retail sales (due to a exceptionally warm month in March), and (if conspiracy theories are to be believed) a last minute attempt by Ministers to 'manufacture' growth by creating a self-generated petrol crisis to boost sales of petrol in the final days counted in the first quarter results (nb once the final day had passed, they toned down their message immediately).

Simple estimates (see below) suggest that the increase in petrol sales would have boosted GDP by around 0.1% ... enough of an amount, the Government had hoped, would have just have prevented double-dip recession headlines being reported.

Number of cars - 31 million
% People filled up - 30%
% Tank filled up - 40%
Petrol Tank - 65 litres
Petrol price - £1.39
Petrol revenue raised - £336,102,000

GDP - £1,400,000,000,000
GDP/Quarter - £350,000,000,000

Increase in GDP due to petrol crisis +0.1%

And the real concern for these people now is that their estimates proved to be nowhere near either ... despite the temporary 2% boost in retail sales in March!

And will the Government reverse their strategy, e.g. give back the money to the pensioners and put taxes back to where they were for the rich, or will these 'arrogant posh boys', who 'show no remorse, no contrition, and no passion to want to understand the lives of others', plough on regardless ... 

IMHO Nadine Dorries has already answered this, without anyone else having to try!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

"Arrogant Posh Boys" ... Who Don't Care ... but Run the Country!

David Cameron is really on the back foot, and with poll ratings plummeting, he tried to pick himself up again yesterday only to be kicked in the teeth again - by one of his own MP's!

Speaking to BBC2's Daily Politics, Ms Dorries was asked whether she still believed the prime minister and chancellor were "two posh boys who don't know the price of milk".

She replied: "There is a very tight, narrow clique of a certain group of people and what they do is they act as a barrier and prevent Cameron and Osborne and others from really understanding and knowing what is happening in the rest of the country".

"Unfortunately, I think that not only are Cameron and Osborne two posh boys who don't know the price of milk, but they are two arrogant posh boys who show no remorse, no contrition, and no passion to want to understand the lives of others - and that is their real crime."

Well said ... and how true ... and Cameron had no real answer to this (except trying to guess at the price of milk)!

Cameron has overseen Osborne's mugging of pensioners (the 'Granny Tax') and tax cuts for millionaires (the slashing of the top rate of tax) ... and forced through the disasterous NHS reforms himself, against the advice given by every independent professional body (nb people will not forget this ... or forgive him for this).

Cameron is now saying they want a referendum over proposed Lords' reforms, arguing people's views should be solicited and listened to! However if Cameron was really interested in the views of the people he would have held a referendum on the NHS reforms ... as, unlike reforms to the House of Lords, the NHS reforms were not even part of an election manifesto ... and would have be rejected outright if they were!

Cameron and Osborne are manipulative, lying charlatans ... out of touch "posh boys" who really don't  care about ordinary people ... and who openly laugh at their levels of ignorance and apathy!

Destroying a country to satisfy your own self-interest/greed should be classified as an act of treason ... punishable by death - the Chinese have this ... so why don't we? 

[Answer: Because these type of people make the rules still ... and they have 'chosen' not to include rules like this! NB If there were such rules as this then Bankers, responsible for the mess we are now in, would have been brought to account ... and not receiving multi-million bonuses still!]