1)we've been sold biggest&most effective lie ever told,relentlessly for@least40yrs(my lifetime)&in reality far longer
2)government money is INFINITE!*
Grab a brew,take a deep breath&stick with me for a moment (I'm not insane!)
*Johnson's 40 new hospitals announcement(turned out to be a lie anyway)was pure fantasy cos there ain't enough trained medical personnel to staff them.
*likewise if the government wish to give everyone a diamond,they're not limited by cash but availability of diamonds.
The answer to this is either:
A)austerity - put less cash into the system or;
B)tax more cash out of the system hence it's called a "tax return"
When they say they want to "fix economy in national interest",what if they don't give a crap about the economy&just want to divert more wealth to the richest?
Hold that thought...
decimates public services; "conservative"estimates=130,000 unnecessary austerity deaths.
Seems like a bad idea&to be fair if you need to reduce amount of cash in system best to chase poorest or billionaires?
✅ control inflation
✅ redistribute wealth (progressive/ regressive)
✅ Influence public behaviour (ie reduce smoking,fines for speeding etc.)
❌ Taxes ARE NOT required to fund public expenditure.We can print infinite cash.
In days gone by currency was tied to gold standard&limited by gold reserves.
Since link was broken(#MMT Modern Monetary Theory)it's unlimited.
*austerity is a lie to allow more wealth transfer to the rich
*public services are only limited by resources (labour,materials&knowledge) so Labour's "sensational" plans are just bog standard common sense
*we need to tackle tax avoidance&reduce wealth inequality.
*Bribe DUP £1bn
*Can't explain where cash is coming from for spending promises (because it'll undermine the lie)
*Can pay £600m to repatriate Thomas Cook customers but
*Won't pay £450m to save TC&the jobs(saving £600m🤦♂️)
economic drain v economic boost.
Q isn't whether immigration itself is good or bad,just how the people are utilised.
If you hold labour in un/under-employment wages are depressed due to demand for work&wealth boosted.
Arguable of course that we should be investing in education of"our own"rather than draining labour&skills from other countries.
It was a false comparison to scaremonger the UK electorate with the Greek eg