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GIVE TO CHARITY AT THE CASH MACHINE?

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A proposal to make it easier to donate to charity has been suggested. Francis Maude claims it is “not an attempt to “compel” people but to encourage the “big society” agenda championed by Prime Minister David Cameron.”
It is blatantly an attempt to ‘force’ by peer pressure people to donate to charity so that the coalition can further dismantle the welfare state.
I do not donate to charity; at least very rarely. Because I do not believe in a modern, rich society that we should even need charity. And do not believe the hype that the country cannot afford the welfare state in its current form. It could easily afford to expand it if the massive wealth owned and controlled by a tiny minority were put to this use.
Consider this; currently, you have a right to health care, to payments if you cannot work etc. etc. if it is left to charities to perform and fund these tasks, it will no longer be a right. You will be at the mercy of a rich ruling class and their generosity.
Just what the Tories have always wanted. One only needs to look at the early C20th to see this doesn’t work. You need only look at the reasons the Labour Party (the real one- not this sham Tory lot) was formed to see it would not work. Left to the whims of the Liberal Party (LibDems today) or the crushing policies of the Tories, the working class would be thrown back to the days when your employer was effectively your landlord, your local grocer and you law-giver.
That is the stark reality. That is what the coalition’s plans are heading towards. If you look closely at them all, you begin to see these are not independent changes for the benefit of us all. They are cleverly co-ordinated policies designed to appear to be isolated, when in fact they are all calculated to bring about the destruction of the welfare state, the rise of elitism and control of the working class.
These things can no longer be brought about or maintained through state violence, such as the Peterloo Massacre (though recent police activity seems to suggest this is another area being explored by unseen policy-makers). So they fool us with horror stories of the huge deficit (put simply, this year’s debt) but are loathe to discuss the National Debt (put simply, accumulated deficits) which is still increasing.  
Because the National Debt can only be tackled by investment in well-paid jobs to increase spending, thus production and personal wealth of the poorest who currently contribute little (because of government policy) to the economy.
And by default, Government (read ‘our’) surplus (opposite if deficit- an official term) can be used to reduce the National Debt and help the needy who cannot work whether through health or other circumstance.
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Written by Smiling Carcass

29/12/2010 at 1:38 PM

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