Thursday, 28 November 2013

Do Tories Teach Their Children To Share?

And If So, Why?          

Thanks to Busfarehome (Guardian Online) for the thought

This little gem arose in a discussion thread following an article reporting Boris Johnson’s support for Gordon Gekko and hailing greed as a “valuable spur to economic activity.”

He is yet one more ‘swivel-eyed loon’ to fawn at the feet of Thatcher somehow forgetting that it was the Tory party who defenestrated her. 

“Johnson called for the rich to be hailed for their contribution to paying for public services as he said that the top 1% of earners contribute 30% of income tax. "That is an awful lot of schools and roads and hospitals that are being paid for by the super-rich. So why, I asked innocently, are they so despicable in the eyes of all decent British people? Surely they should be hailed like the Stakhanovites of Stalin's Russia, who half-killed themselves, in the name of the people, by mining record tonnages of coal?"
The mayor added: "It seems to me that though it would be wrong to persecute the rich, and madness to try and stifle wealth creation, and futile to stamp out inequality,Guardian 28/11/13

There is an alternative to BoJo’s greed manifesto.

Collect in all the tax from the tax-avoiding mega rich and corporations.

Cancel Trident.

Put the basic rate of Income Tax up to 60% for all those getting (note, not ‘earning’) over a million p.a.

Levy a 90% tax on Banker’s Bonuses ....... and Hey Presto!

Crisis? What crisis? 

Austerity? Who needs it? 

Isn’t ‘sharing’ grand? 

This is the last blog for a while as an appointment with the surgeon awaits. The knee that has been such a pain for the past four months is about to go under the knife. 

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