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“There are no easy answers”

26 Oct

Errmmm ……. I disagree:

A) Live within your means.

ergo

B) Stop borrowing.

How much simpler do you want it?

There are sub-plots:

A) Teach schoolchildren a bit of politics, economics and logic so that there is some chance they may not elect idiots as their political representatives.

B) Make it illegal for a state to borrow more than a small % of GDP.

C) Ditto  for the state to spend more than a fixed % of income on its own expenses – civil service, benefits etc. And of course, if GDP goes DOWN then the amount paid on civil service, benefits MUST GO DOWN TOO.

All of the above is very simple.

Finally, I wish I had £1 for every time I listened to Gordon Brown talk about “the borrowing requirement”. WHAT A FATUOUS PILE OF DRIVEL-LADEN BILGIFEROUS TOSH. There is no “requirement” to borrow, just the WILL and OPPORTUNITY.

The “will” will not disappear (we mostly elect cretins who seek to impress idiotic voters and cronies with the vast amounts of money they can borrow) so remove the opportunity.

QED

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2 Comments

Posted by on October 26, 2011 in European Union

 

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2 responses to ““There are no easy answers”

  1. what_happens_now

    October 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Children do indeed some effective teaching on politics, etc. At the moment the only political education people get is at university (if they go to university) and this amounts to hearsay from the peer group, whereby All things EU = Good, and any doubt about the good of the EU = xenophobic.

    It is lazy or non-existent thinking!

     
  2. Chris Snuggs

    October 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I’d like to see a course of “logic”; accepting NO SOURCE as reliable per se but teaching kids how to evaluate the facts free of bias.

    Not exactly easy, but people are so easily manipulated by propaganda, especially today with the sophistication of the media and marketing.

    Well, it’s a superficial “sophistication”, but for many that’s all that’s required.

     

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