Posturing and reality

Where there’s a will there’s a way as the old saying goes, unfortunately it also applies to the political will of our idiot politicians whose proximity to the real world seems to drifting ever further apart. This unfortunately is very much the case when it comes to dealing with our money, which I suspect some of them see it as being their money.


The government is preparing to give more money to the International Monetary Fund to help struggling nations, including eurozone states.
BBC political editor Nick Robinson says such a move could mean debt-ridden nations like Greece, Italy or Spain are indirectly helped by British taxpayers.
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet G20 leaders in France to discuss the deepening debt crisis in the eurozone.
He has ruled out direct contributions to the eurozone bail-out fund.
The UK currently provides £29bn ($46bn) of the IMF’s £600bn ($950bn) lending capacity.
About £4.9bn of UK money is held in the IMF’s fund but it could draw down up to £29.4bn from the Treasury in certain circumstances.
Last week UK Chancellor George Osborne told MPs there may be a case for further increasing the budget of the IMF to keep pace with the size of the global economy.
But he said: “Let me be very clear, we are only prepared to see an increase in the resources the IMF makes available to all countries of the world.
“We would not be prepared to see IMF resources reserved only for the eurozone.”
But Nick Robinson said those struggling countries around the world “might of course just include a few in the eurozone getting money in effect from the British taxpayer”.

So, having said that no money will go to bailing out the eurozone, the government prepares to give more of our money to an organisation that probably will and to rub salt into the wound, also to any other country who might need a handout (with conditions) too.

Wouldn’t it just be nice for once to get back to a financial position where we actually bring in more than we pay out? Where the budget is looked at from the view of only spending what we need too, rather than paying out for every political folly from envirolunacy to multiculturalism via dietary habits? In other words the government going back to actually governing and not telling us what to do or giving away our cash on vanity projects abroad.

Seems like the only way we’re going to get this lots (and I mean all the current political parties) mitts out of the till/cookie jar will be to overthrow them and string them up as a reminder to the next lot to be damned careful what you do with our cash, because it does seem to me that our current bunch of thieves have lost sight of the fact that they should be afraid of us.

2 comments for “Posturing and reality

  1. November 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    It really is time to start correlating what the government is spending all this money on, and how much of a tax burden it is on the public.

    Rather than continuing to give government carte blanche on spending, wasting and giving away our money, which they then come to us to pay for in taxes, lets turn the thing around.

    Lets start from the premise of earnings, and then ask the question: Out of every £ that we earn, how much does the government think we should keep.

    Once that figure is established, government MUST be forced to keep spending within the amount that it raises, curtail all borrowing and only spend tax money on delivery of services.

    This unlimited spend spend spend culture by government has to stop.

    • November 5, 2011 at 6:35 am

      Yes, it must. But while that leads to employment opportunities, it isn’t going to.

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