Andrew Sullivan – Meet reality. UPDATE.

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On his Daily Dish blog, he writes:

Americans are fine with raising some taxes along with cutting spending in a bid to cut the deficit and the debt. In poll after poll after poll after poll … No wonder those socialists in Britain – aka the Tory party – has done it too.

The Tory party to which he refers, is of course, the British Tory party. Well, as we are seeing just today…  It simply is not enough!  They want even higher taxes to support their pension addiction!  Taxes are raised, so there is now no need to fix the pension system, even though it will still lead you to ruin.

 

UPDATE:  From my blog-pal and kindred spirit The Last Bass Player, who just happens to reside in jolly ol’ England:

 

The evil British coalition Tory-Liberal government wants higher taxes to support their addiction to claiming expenses for food and second homes.  The average British citizen has to buy such things out of their own wages.  Not so politicians, who were claiming for everything from moats to housekeepers (unwillingly and unwittingly paid for, of course, by British tax payers).  There was a massive scandal about it, but I don’t think anything was changed.  Except moats, which now have nice shiny new drawbridges.
The strikes are because people have been paying into pension schemes for years – all their working lives in many cases – and now the evil British coalition government is threatening to lower the final pension payments, pensions which have already been paid into by the workers themselves.  The money saved by such a move will of course be recycled into paying for politicians’ moats, and bankers’ bonuses.

1 Comment to “Andrew Sullivan – Meet reality. UPDATE.”

  1. By The Last Bass Player, July 1, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    The evil British coalition Tory-Liberal government wants higher taxes to support their addiction to claiming expenses for food and second homes. The average British citizen has to buy such things out of their own wages. Not so politicians, who were claiming for everything from moats to housekeepers (unwillingly and unwittingly paid for, of course, by British tax payers). There was a massive scandal about it, but I don’t think anything was changed. Except moats, which now have nice shiny new drawbridges. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/expenses-scandal–it-just-gets-worse-1683307.html

    The strikes are because people have been paying into pension schemes for years – all their working lives in many cases – and now the evil British coalition government is threatening to lower the final pension payments, pensions which have already been paid into by the workers themselves. The money saved by such a move will of course be recycled into paying for politicians’ moats, and bankers’ bonuses.

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