Filed under: disability, Justice, Parenting, Politics | Tags: bankers, banks, crime, David Cameron, George Osborne, homelessness, mildew, NHS, pensions, poverty, recession, revolution, Tories, underemployment
So more high street chains are collapsing, Jessops at the turn of the year and now HMV, more workers facing an uncertain future. More people are facing employment as benefit’s are falling again, but whatever the government may tell you these are not workshy loafers, these are workers driven out of employment by a recession caused by the government. Why are the government cutting benefits, is it really to balance the books, no it is to compel people to accept lower wages and worse conditions, British businesses are controlling the workforce by fear with the backing of the Government. If the government were truly intent on dealing with the recession they would strike at its cause, but instead they force millions into poverty while their friends in the city remain unaffected. We do not have to accept this, the people of Iceland have arrested and prosecuted corrupt bankers and politicians, and so should we.
David Cameron, George Osborne and their other millionaire friends have told us that we are all in this together, they have absolutely no idea of what ordinary people are suffering. They are attacking pensions by equalising them downwards, They are undermining the employment protection and rights of the lowest paid, pricing Employment Tribunals out of their reach whilst providing corrupt businessmen like Asil Nadir with millions in legal aid. At the same time as cutting disability benefits and making them harder to get, they have thrown the disabled workers of Remploy onto the streets and are attacking the equality legislation designed to provide the disabled with some protection in the jobs market. A cabinet of millionaires with no understanding of, or compassion for, the ordinary people of this country. The disabled are the lowest on their list of priorities. We are not in this together, we are right in it, while Cameron and his chums look down from above and laugh.
Cameron may say we are all in it together, but he hasn’t had to use his savings just to pay his bills. He’s never had to buy his groceries on credit. He hasn’t had to cash in his insurance to meet his financial obligations. He and his propertied friends didn’t switch their mortgages to “Interest Only” because times were tight and they hoped the recession might end in time for them to pay the capital while still in employment. Cameron and his parasitical banking friends are not facing an old age without a decent pension, without savings or insurance and with the inevitability of homelessness, but millions are because all their preparations for retirement have been exhausted in meeting current obligations. Who has destroyed the value of savings? that would be the banks who are allowed to distort lending rates without criminal penalty because fraud is only a crime when performed by those who don’t have the government’s support.
We are often told when purchasing goods, to buy quality because they have a longevity which will make them cheaper in the long run. Sadly the poor have to buy what they can afford, cheaply made foreign goods, and they have to keep on buying them as they fall apart, draining their finances and incidentally putting their own countrymen out of work. The houses they will lose when their mortgages expire must be maintained, but rather than do a complete job poverty taps a householder into an economically draining cycle of patches and bodges.
What Cameron and his rich friends can’t understand, nor care about are the physically and mentally draining effects of poverty. It is emotionally exhausting to live with constant anxiety, to struggle to have one’s children not only fed but clothed acceptably. A millionaire cabinet minister can’t understand the choices a letter from school about a trip can force on a mother as she struggles to work out what to sacrifice so her kids can go, they don’t know the agony with which she tells them she can’t afford it, or their embarrassment and sense of exclusion from their classmates who went . They don’t know what it is to live with mildew in a house you can’t afford to heat, if it were not for the NHS there would be no medicine for the children’s chest problems, but does Cameron care? Of course not!
So workers are facing unemployment, many more can’t get enough hours to earn a full wage. The divide between rich and poor grows daily. Millions are faced with three options: destitution, crime or revolution. Destitution is unacceptable, the worst crime can lead to is three meals a day and shelter payed for by the taxpayer, revolution contains the possibility of an equitable society. If I were Cameron I would worry.
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