Wednesday, April 29, 2009

50p of Gesture Politics

Words from the Devil's Kitchen on the recent UK Budget bribe to voters.
Darling, like his ... one-eyed organ-grinder, is not really interested in the poor, and never has been. The politicians are interested in only one thing—power.

To be in power, they must be elected, and to have even the faintest hope of being elected, the politicians believe that they must, at all costs, retain their client electorate.

The Budget was gesture politics at its worst: the lack of spending cuts was designed to keep the client electorate voting Labour, whilst the extra tax on the rich was designed solely to appeal to said clients' most evil sensibilities.

I have said it before and I'll say it again: if you really want to help the poor, then stop ... taxing them.

A sound ideal.

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