Posts Tagged ‘wealth’

Fairness according to the Tories

December 12, 2015

I saw the advert which tells potential home-owners that if they can afford to save for the deposit to a house, then the Government will contribute a maximum of £3000 towards this.
So, if you are wealthy, and can afford a deposit – and so therefore a mortgage – this generous Tory government will assist you in making the biggest purchase of your life.

At the other end of the spectrum, if you are poor, and live on benefits in rented accommodation with a spare bedroom, this generous Tory government will deduct 13% from your housing benefit and cause you to pay the 13% of the rent from your meagre Job Seekers Allowance or Sickness Benefit or Employment Support Allowance.

The poor ARE subsidising the rich.

But it has always been thus.

 

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Housing sell-off

May 28, 2015

Remember nice Mr David Cameron, our wonderful leader, all that time ago, when he stated that social housing should be for those in need.
When he said, that nice, smoochy David Cameron, that when tenants of social housing reached a certain earnings limit, that they would have to move.
Remember.
The thoughts of David Cameron.
He thought it a good idea to insist that those who could afford it should vacate social housing – that those who had reached a level of wealth that allowed them to, to leave and buy their own home in the private sector.
Remember?
Well, now, nice, smoochy, gorgeously beautiful David Cameron has had second thoughts.
Maybe someone who is his senior in Government (a Tory Grandee) has decided it would buy the Tories more votes to give-away (sell-off at a huge discount – same thing, basically.) houses in the social sector.
So, to further divide a divided Britain, a second sell-off of homes is to be legislated for.
A shredded Britain will ensure.
A Britain that dangles from the lamp-posts like strips of cheap rag will result.
Everyone is out for themselves.
No one wants to pay for anyone else.
But how long will it be before people realise that everyone pays for everyone else in Capitalism.
We all pay the profits, we all pay the benefits.

Unity and division

June 29, 2013

Commerce and Governments wants us to be individuals, but not to be independent.

As individuals we are alone, but we are not independent.

We can never be independent in today’s world:

Unless we live in a bubble, we need the help of others to, at least, maintain the items we use to progress through our day.

With this hi-tech world we need experts to help us and smooth our path.

But they are ‘them’ and we remain ‘us’.

Our differences are encouraged and promoted.

We are motivated to live for today; live for ourselves.

Thus.

The idea of equality is advanced by vested interests.

Equality is important. Of course it is.

But.

How can we all be equal when we are not all the same?

How can we have equality when this society is so divided?

How can we be a society when differences are emphasised and exaggerated.

How can we ever pull together when so many sides are facing each other?

How can we ever face a united force with division?

How can we achieve anything if we all argue about our aims?

How can we have a counter-argument if we all say different words?

How can we face the foe if we all face in different directions?

How can we ever succeed if we are fighting one another?

How can we ever be united if we all seek different endings?

How have we reached this low place – we are so divided because our individual rights have consumed our right to be an important part of humanity.

Out individuality is promoted and praised – because as an individual we are weak and easily manipulated.

FFS!

Unity is strength.
Divided we are weak!

Uniqueness is being bred out……………!

June 28, 2013

We visit towns – with the same stores as any other town.
No ‘local shops’, no unique stores.
Just a production line of selling spaces.
We can do this 7 days per week in cars we are supposed to use less.
We can use these cars – the ones we are supposed to use less – to travel to out-of-town shopping malls, and buy items we can buy at every other town or mall.
We can buy more stuff we don’t need.
We can find try jobs to work at for 40 hours per week until we are 67.
Just so we can buy these things we do not need.
By buying these unnecessary items we support our economy.
We support the wealthy – we make them more wealthy.
We can do this in our leisure hours – we can enjoy doing this.
We can use retail therapy to cure the ills that long hours and so much shopping causes us to feel.
We can enjoy curing ourselves.
I can travel to a near-by town to a store with almost as much floor-area as my local town centre to buy some of these items.
The store is built on the site of an old industrial estate.
Once there were factories here that built necessary item that we could export and make money for the country as a whole.
Now, we just import and make money for the wealthy.