Thursday, June 17, 2010
So the detail of the cuts begin..
Except of course that the NHS was preparing for £20 billion of cuts under Labour, and many projects and services were already cut under Labour.
Labour are now crying foul over "spending cuts". This is rank hypocrisy because they were cutting anyway (except in Ed Balls department because he was pally with Gordon Brown).
However, lets be clear, £1 in £4 that is being spent now, is not my taxes or your taxes, it is in fact the taxes to be paid by children STARTING primary school now. The public debt will not be brought down to 40% of GDP until 2031. So if you have a child of 6 years old, then they will be paying taxes when they are in work, not to fund schools and hospitals that they need, but to fund the utter fecklessness of the previous Labour government.
That Labour government started with doctors who were well paid by OECD standards, and much better paid that French doctors and made them the best paid in the OECD.
That Labour government spent billions on countless reorganisations that followed so fast one after the other that no one in the public services could tell what was going on.
That Labour government spent millions refurbishing government offices.
That Labour government gives handouts to families earning over £50,000 a year.
That Labour government pays more to feckless families who have never worked and have no intention of working than I earn in a year, and yet I pay taxes.
The Labour party hark back to the "disastrous declines" of the 1980's and 1990s! How full of rubbish are they? The 1970's were bleak, unsustainable and had Britain as the sick man of Europe. The 1980's and 1990's were tough, but they returned the country to sustainability, and crucially growth in the private sector.