Via Mr Eugenides, who is suitably scornful, Freedom and Whisky was somewhat incensed at something that our new
I just heard my MP on the radio a few minutes ago. He was talking about the Tory noises about tax cuts.
Darling said:Take £21 billion out of the economy and it's bound to have an effect.
Does the Chancellor really think that the economy consists solely of the state sector?
Seriously, what the fucking crap is going on? Are these avaricious morons really so utterly obtuse that they sincerely believe that removing burdens on business will ensure that there will be less money in the economy? If anything, it will increase economic growth.
This is so fucking stupid on so many levels.
- Reducing regulation and red tape, and thus allowing businesses to keep more of their productive cash is not taking money out of the economy.
- The public sector is the least productive part of the economy. Each pound that disappears into the Treasury has the spending power equivalent of 30p, because the state is so fucking useless.
- Businesses will spend their own money far more efficiently than the state and so, as David says, there will be a net benefit to the economy.
All of these are just different ways of saying the same thing; that Alistair Darling is a Grade A fuckwit with all of the economic faculty of a particularly stupid dildo (and, like said object, he spends more time at Gordon's brown-eye, tickling Brown's arrogant little G-spot, than he does doing anything productive).
What's being proposed is the transfer of money from the less productive part of the economy to the more productive part with a resulting increase in overall welfare.
If this is a true indication of the Darling's calibre, then I think we may have found ourselves a new Patsy...