ToxieDogg wrote:Which leads onto something which grinds my gears.....people not accepting the fact that the ConDem coalition have fcked up the country just as badly, if not more so, than Labour did. And that whoevever's in power will keep blaming everything that goes wrong on the party that were in power before them, even though they've had months/years to make a difference.
To be fair to the Condems the way Labour left the country was a complete f*cking shambles, compounded by the subsequent eurozone crisis they could've done a lot worse...infact they could've done what Labour proposed, then we'd be shoulder to shoulder with Greece
The fact it's a coalition Government make everything even harder as every little thing need to be negotiated, the Lib Dems get a hard time because of their policies weren't implimented - they're the minority party, if you want their policies vote them a clear victory - at least we're getting a raise in the tax allowance but there's no song and dance about it on the scale of the evil and vindictive pasty tax that will destroy this great country
What annoys me is that people are focusing on the wrong things - pasty tax...who really cares, it should all be subject to VAT anyway, pensioner tax...that isn't even a tax but an adjustment of the tax limit to bring them in line with everyone else (fairness), doesn't even affect poor pensioners. I don't understand how people think that as soon as the tories got in things should change instantly (they've not even been in 2 years FFS), changes take time, the bigger the problem the longer it takes...I honestly believe that it could take 10 - 15 years to climb out of this, we should be welcoming responsible austerity and not just placing even greater burdens on our children, which I find sickening.
At least now Labour are at least conceding we need austerity, finally they have something resembling a plan, even if it is just copying the Tories.
ToxieDogg wrote:Whoever gets voted in feeds us the exact same BS, just presented in a slightly different way.
Completely agree with you. Problem with this country though is that people say this but all they want is more benefits / tax relief / unlimited healthcare / education / policemen / etc etc ... all paid for by the top 30% of the population ... theres something wrong there, we need someone with a spine to say enough is enough and to focus on the most imporant things ... but everyone wants everyone else to feel the pain. Sad times!
Ultimately what need to happen is a complete overhaul of the tax system - combine NI and Income Tax, have one single tax rate for all incomes above a certain level (say £18K), scrapping of many benefits & caps on the remaining, lowering of corporation taxes - we NEED to LOWER taxes to grow.
We need to stop engaging in wars for at least the time being, we need to get our ship in order...we also should have one single force, not three.
We need to overhaul the criminal justice system, prison should be hard and time should be served.
I've also been recently thinking we should also pull out of the EC, that'll save us a heap of money and give us back control of our laws & our borders.
The list of stuff we need to do is endless, I've just scrapped the tip of the iceberg
Finally - Ed Miliband is a completely unfit to run a bath let alone a country (I'm not a Tory for the record).