Published on Madam Miaow Says,by blog owner, December 5, 2011.
The bankers are paying themselves bonuses with gusto, Tamara Ecclestone still has her £500,000 shelf of Birkin bags, the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are having to pick up the bill. And still we hear the shrill call that it’s the deficit that needs eliminating. So how well are our masters doing in pursuing their aims?
Have they closed tax loopholes? Asked the rich to cough up some of the increasing profits made, f’rinstance, by supermarkets and energy companies? Whacked a supertax on yachts and skiiing holidays?
Nope, in this big society, the coalition government has decided to turn the bean-counters on to yet another group of the weakest in society, this time, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy …
… We can no longer expect the government to protect the electorate that didn’t vote them in in the first place. In the absence of human agency, the best we can hope for is that divine forces take a hand and do things to infuriate the rich like remove all the snow from Klosters and Aspen. Heh! (full text).
Link: This Land is Ours, on Frauke Decoodt’s blog, by blog owner, October 21, 2011.