jackie rokotnitz wrote:...Somehow or another we just have to get on top of our deficit, and whose fault it is that it's there is not relevant...the blame game is all very well, but one has to face the facts.
bdim wrote:How about some radical and long-term thinking here (God forbid) rather than depending on a simple and rather crass capitalist model, relying on nothing more than lower public spending and a naive belief that the private sector is going to come to the rescue.
jackie rokotnitz wrote:Heaven forfend that I should suggest that people should not have all the right in the world to self expression. I'm all for democracy. Alas, it is NOT just the greedy bankers and hedgefund managers who expect instant gratification. There are a great many people sitting on sink estates in the North East who feel that everything is owed to them and woe betide if they dont get it. This is a disease which is found all over, regardless of socio-economic circumstances. Cuts will hurt. They'll hurt you and me and pretty well anyone we know. But when there was a war on (when I was young) everyone cheerfully accepted that one had to pare back. And this is tantamount to war - our country is at risk.
jackie rokotnitz wrote:There are a great many people sitting on sink estates in the North East who feel that everything is owed to them and woe betide if they dont get it.
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