ArabiaTerra Posted April 3, 2013 Report Share Posted April 3, 2013 I don't like computer-aided assessments; never have. But whether you like it or not and whatever excuses you come up with re blaming the rich, the banks, whatever - we can't carry on the way we are doing. You want more money for pensioners? You want more money for the disabled? You want more well paid jobs? You want decent training? We want a lot of things but we see jobs go abroad and yet people protest against sweat shops in India but continue to buy cheap goods from the likes of Primark, and continue to buy foreign cars, washing machines, etc. It's not so much a case of blaming the rich, the banks (though they both deserve it), it's the fact that the entire cost of this debacle is being off-loaded onto the poorest in society while the rich bankers get off, scot-free. If the Government had punished the banks, corporations and the rich for their profligacy, really hit them hard, and then, moved on to the middle classes and the poor, if necessary, then there would be a lot less rage. It's the fact that they immediately went after the sectors of society who are least responsible for the crisis that boils the blood. That and the fact that this governments economic policy is exactly the wrong way to deal with the crisis, and is in fact prolonging the downturn. This governments policy is driven by an insane devotion to a bankrupt free-market ideology that doesn't work. It doesn't make everyone better off, it concentrates all the wealth into the hands of a few oligarchs and impoverishes the bulk of the population. It is a return of the feudal system where everything is owned by the few and the rest existed only to serve the needs of that few. This government is trying to set society back 500 years and they're getting away with it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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