The Terminator wrote:
I couldn't give a stuff for the Olympics but it is nice to have our country in the limelight for a change.
What has to be remembered is when we won the bid there was plenty of money before Liebour spent it all on the public sector.
The problem with socialists is they don't understand hard work, I have no problem helping out people who have suddenly come to hard times but don't see why people should make a career on the dole.
I get up every day at 6 am and work at least 12 hours running my own business, why should I pay for the can' t be bothered or more to the point why can't I spend all of my money on what I see fit not what some government decides.
Daily Mail reader... I sense one among us...
First of all, what do you mean by they spent 'all' the money on the public sector? I assume you mean they invested borrowed money and tax money on keeping hospitals, schools, police units, struggling businesses with large employment levels amongst other things from closing. I'm not a Labour supporter but they were no-doubt doing a better job then the current con-dem government at keeping people in employment and keeping the economy away from receding further.
The problem with conservatives is that they complain about people claiming dole money and yet their policies consistently force more people onto it.
Of course there are problems that need to be ironed out with the welfare system with a small minority of people taking advantage of it. However, penalising the genuinely disabled and the job seekers (like the current government is doing) in a market place where there simply are no jobs (largely due to the lack of government funding) is Dickensian and forces the poor into becoming the penniless and forces the penniless into becoming the hopeless.
And I think people should think of themselves as members of society first, and then individuals second. You should pay your fair share into society and if you fall into a financial struggle you too will be supported.
Anyway, this is way
off topic, if you wish to continue discussing this very issue with me I think we should take it to this more appropriate topic: http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/corner-c ... l-beliefs/