George Osborne’s Budget Was Class War, Let’s Give The Bastard What He Wants

After Another Angry Voice’s demolition of Osborne’s budget comes this passionate attack on it by the equally angry Johnny Void. And, unfortunately, he’s right. The leaders of the main parties exist in a Westminster bubble. Increasingly all they see and speak to are other people exactly like them, affluent, middle class and increasingly privately educated, who reinforce their received opinions about the ‘feckless’ poor. As for Mr Void’s observation about all this being down to generational conflict, this appears to be another development from the Conservative strategy adopted in the States. There the Republicans were attempting to gain votes by blaming the Boomer generation. According to them, the economic problems faced by America and the Banksters weren’t actually because of Right-wing cuts to the minimal American welfare system and the massive failure of the banks. No, it was because of massive overspending on welfare expenditure, especially pensions, by the Boomer generation. The American Conservatives claimed that it was all due to them spending all the states money on themselves, and leaving their children and grandchildren saddled with the increased debt. And so American Conservativism tries to shrug off its responsibility for America’s economic ills.

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class-war-stencil.gif Who the fuck has got fifteen grand a year to spare that they can stash in an ISA to take advantage of George Osborne’s so-called saver’s revolution?

The answer is George Osborne, his parents, and everyone he knows.  The same could be said about David Cameron, Nick Clegg, David Miliband and even Nigel Farage.  And that is the reason why high earners with whopping savings are now presented as the norm in the UK – and the only people that matter to all of the main political parties.

The reality is that the average weekly wage is just over £500 a week, which doesn’t leave much room for an ISA if that’s all a family has to live on.  Around 5 million people are paid below the living wage, and another five million or so live from hand to mouth on meagre benefits.  Nearly six and a half million households…

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  1. George Osborne’s Budget Was Class War, Le... Says:

    […] beastrabban:After Another Angry Voice’s demolition of Osborne’s budget comes this passionate attack on it by the equally angry Johnny Void. And, unfortunately, he’s right. The leaders of the main parties exist in a Westminster bubble.  […]

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