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On being “shafted”

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Dennis the Menace!

For labour MP’s to show their face and say they are working for the common people, the working class, then behind our backs shafting us, pushing us deeper in to real poverty, makes me so damn angry and then to hide behind a tissue of lies, their standard ‘It’s the Tories fault’ what a load of crap! (sic)

Well, O.K., he gets really mixed up on the difference between councillors and MPs, councils and government,  but I can understand the frustrations and sentiments that Dennis is attempting to articulate. This is the domain of the “intellectual” South Shields blogger.
It is so easy to forget that the fiscal policies of any government in this country generally take between eighteen months and two years to be felt on the ground as aggregate demand, but whatever pain we feel this year in South Shields will be blamed on the wicked evil Tories and their Lib-Dem partners, the fact that Alistair Darling promised economic cuts on a comparable scale will be conveniently forgotten as our MPs and councillors trot out the party line to an electorate largely immune to factual history. The fact that Labour dug an economic hole so deep that it will take the efforts of the next two generations to dig us out of it will also be conveniently forgotten.
Dennis makes the point that South Tyneside Council is hiking up the cost of rents to South Tyneside Homes’ tenants, unfortunately the vast majority of them are on benefit and will not feel the slightest twinge of pain because of it, it is the tiny amount of employed people who will once again shoulder the burden. Dennis also points out that councillors and MPs will not likely share the pain by reducing their expense claims, or top up their income with additional part time posts, plus ca change!
Politicians of all parties have always been guilty of this holier than thou stance, especially those who have recently lost highly paid ministerial positions. If they were making use of any skills which they had acquired in their pre-political days it might not feel so bad, but alas there are far too many who have done little else with their lives, they enriched themselves without enriching politics!

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Written by curly

February 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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  1. Money always corrupts people- unfortunately.

    -MTO

    Mrs. This One

    February 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

  2. ‘Intellectual’….hmmm. If the bloke were chooolate he’d eat himself.
    Does not seem aware of the fact that the Council has no choice but to increase rents by order of Central Government. Wonder what he has to say about the removal of monies used to fund Debt Advisors from the Citizens Advice Bureaus. That can’t be laid at the door of anyone other than the Conservative led Government.
    How about some stats on the expenses claims of Conservatives and Lib Dems or the fact the expenses system costs £6 million a year to administer.

    Ispy

    February 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  3. Not only are funds for CABx being cut they are going to take over the delivery of the telephone advisory Consumer Direct service at a time when there are increasing numbers of large inefficient bureaucratic private businesses on the scene, coupled with a criminal business underclass of counterfeiters, bogus builders, scamsters etc. Meanwhile LA regulatory services are being cut and recruitment,salaries and resources frozen.

    LL.B

    February 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm


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