Archive for November 2008
The current wave of price cuts in high street stores supports my position that high prices and inflation are not caused by reasonable wage claims but by greedy businessmen charging excessive prices to maintain obscene profits just because ‘they can afford it’.
Never mind wage restraint, the government should introduce price constraint. Or are obscene profits ‘good business’ while high wages are greed? We are, after all selling our labour.
Greedy businessmen, not pay rises fuel inflation. (Or why don’t the big businesses rises and bonuses fuel inflation?) The greedy ‘they’re going to need this, charge what they can afford, not what it’s worth’, profit for profits sake so-called entrepreneurs are the ones to blame and should be reigned in through similar draconian legislation the poor were subjected to throughout 17 years of Tory and 11 years of New ‘Labour’ misrule.
The politicians, lawyers, employers, financiers, speculators and sundry other interested parties must be rubbing their hands with glee. Talking to colleagues, friends and neighbours it seems they’re on the road to victory again. Instead of uniting against the financial ‘elite’ we’re spending our time arguing with ourselves, scoring cheap points about who is better off while they continue their policy of divide and conquer.
Re the Tories tax ideas. Once again they are saying ‘benefits to businessmen will trickle down to the workforce’.
Secondly I can see this becoming another tax loophole. Take on one long term unemployed, get the tax cut then sack him/her. Do the same at the start of each tax year. Businessman benefits, unemployed figures stay the same and income tax goes up to pay for it.
While I was pleased to hear Barack Obama had won the US election, believing it might be a new beginning and usher in world peace, I have now revised my opinion. The day I discovered his opinion that when troops were moved out of Iraq, they should go to Afghanistan. Nothing changes, really.
Never mind the economy, unemployment, lack of housing. Parliament is busy discussing the Brand/Ross fiasco and worrying about X-factor contestants being voted off. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7720144.stm)
Yep. We have to get our priorities right!
So Gordon Brown wants tax cuts for ordinary working people but they will probably be paid for by more public borrowing. Here’s a revolutionary idea for you, Messrs Brown and Darling. Pay for it by taxing the super rich, individuals and companies and obscene profits of the energy and petrochemical industry.
By the way, how does that help the poorest who don’t pay tax?