Fukc it. I vote Coup it seems to be the prevailing view of the non-woke in France just now. Who doesn't want the Prince of Darkness as the next PM?
" If, on the other hand, it be looked upon as a measure having for its object to confer democratic rights, then I admit much that it may contain may be viewed in the light of being indefensible and unjust. We do not, however, live—and I trust it will never be the fate of this country to live—under a democracy. The proposition which I am going to make to-night certainly have no tendency in that direction."
Point being the whole thing is a giant Ponzi scheme. What I'm suggesting is that rather than pretend that your NI contribution funds your pension and any benefits, HMG should have come clean years ago and either binned NI or upped the contributions to a level that could be sustained.So on the one hand, you appear to be saying that NI was originally envisaged to fund pensions among other things.
However, because welfare costs have outstripped the NI contributions received by the government, anybody who thinks their NI contributions were supposed to pay for their old age pension when they reached retirement age is a person who thinks they’re entitled to something they actually aren’t entitled to?
You must be quite a youngster and work for the Tory party to hold those views!
You could also say it is easy to blame the government when individuals don't take personal responsibility..... I'm sure it is far more complicated. How do we stimulate industry and create 'worth while' jobs which is entirely subjective? Give the government more control? That may not always work well, and that will obviously be readily abused no matter the party let alone for any to relinquish it.It’s easy to blame the feckless but while the government keeps to it’s current strategy of doing absolutely nothing to stimulate industry and create worthwhile jobs in the UK, those who refuse to look for work have a continuous excuse to continue their lifelong ambition to rely on free benefits to fund their lives.
I like this. Get's OTT socialist types frothing at the mouth and then 'crash' in to a 'BSOD' moment.Tax the rich says Captain Hindsight. Except Income tax was about £210Bn of which the top 1% pay 27% of all receipts and the top 50% pay 90% of all income tax receipts.