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Dogtooth · 27/09/2022 13:34
I agree, OP! I also can't wait for them to close down the NHS. I'm going to take much better care of my health if I know I might die if I get ill :)
The same goes with work - who wouldn't work harder without any employment protections?
It's also great that someone's finally taking on the natural world for being so muddy - I'm sick of all those woodland creatures lounging around, not being poisoned while bankers are working so hard.
JesusInTheCabbageVan · 27/09/2022 13:35
I'm excited too! Basically if you try something and it doesn't work, keep trying. Eventually it'll work! I'm pretty sure that history AND politics AND economics all show this to be true.
The only thing I'm worried about is how I'll spend my cash! 😀
WoolyMammoth55 · 27/09/2022 13:36
About 7 years ago I worked for the richest person I've ever known - she was Director of her own company and invoiced £35K in an average MONTH. Married to a city guy with his own 6-figure income.
They paid their cleaner cash in hand, wouldn't put her on payroll. They also had a nanny for their baby who they paid partially in cash to avoid hitting the threshold where they'd have needed to make NI contributions.
Trickle down is and always has been utter bullshit. As the markets have noticed...
God, we are fucked!
jgw1 · 27/09/2022 13:41
Sometimessometime · 27/09/2022 13:34
Conservative HQ: "What's the one thing that's annoyed the public more than anything else in the last 15 years?" "Definitely the time when bankers' ended up crashing the economy in what was essentially one large ponzi scheme, and then it came out that they were getting massive bonuses for making terrible decisions, which were based entirely on greed" "Good-o, let's start by bringing that back then"
That surely requires a level of rational thought that hasn't been evident in CHQ for many years.
IronicElf · 27/09/2022 13:42
Is this where the rich people with extra money from government policy* can afford to spend money on holidays and other luxuries, where the rest of us work or provide the service at the same price?
So they go out the only ones who can after the prices go up on everything and leave a patronising tip in a restaurant, and the server should pick it up and thank them for bestowing largesse?
Shortly before the restaurant folds due to lack of customers, and everyone becomes benefit scroungers that the rich people with extra money from government policy* can complain that their taxes are paying for. The trickle down wasn't effective enough. Should have tipped more to make it work it was never going to work, it never did
*Not all rich people I'm sure.
jgw1 · 27/09/2022 13:43
FayeGovan · 27/09/2022 13:37
I looked in asda for bullion but they seemed to be out of it.
Brokendaughter · 27/09/2022 13:31
Unless you are a bullion dealer or a broker I doubt you'll catch much.
That's where I put extra money.
I'm not the only one.
Try Sainsburys, but we alert for the announcements about 50% of people going through the menopause.
Porcupineintherough · 27/09/2022 13:43
Trickle down economics is exciting. Waking up every morning wondering whether excessive risk taking has crashed the banks again. The thrill of realising that you, the tax payer, is yet again funding the bail out whilst some piece of shit walks off with his bonus. Happy days!
Alexandra2001 · 27/09/2022 14:02
I used to live further down the hill from a v wealthy ex footie manager (5th home) the wealth that trickled down was palpable, we would go and wash in his piss as it flowed in abundance from his broken septic tank.
Bring it on, i'll be voting Tory once the Wealth starts to flow through the streets of the poor and dispossessed.
Ninini · 27/09/2022 14:05
I loved Rosie Holt on this - "We're watering a garden. Selectively".
1dayatatime · 27/09/2022 14:08
Rather than go through all the complexities of changing and reducing employment rights and to whom trickle down trickle downs to, I was thinking it would much simpler to just re introduce serfdom.
It would be a lot easier and everyone would know their place.
Doingprettywellthanks · 27/09/2022 14:12
It’s not entirely without logic.
i am on very good terms with my ex, who is a very high Werner. Now he knows no cap on his bonus next March, he’s booked one hell of a holiday for him and the children.
using a local independent travel company to arrange the entire thing (from flights, to accom to trips)
will use local taxi company to get to airport
and that was a decision he made within hours of the news.
Mojitoo · 27/09/2022 14:15
I think this might be a little too soon OP, judging by the replies.
I was thinking it would much simpler to just re introduce serfdom
Hang around for the Tory conference. Who know what will strike this despicable, incompetent government next as An Awfully Good Idea?
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