I've just been quoted a huge amount of money for urgent medical treatment which I can't afford to pay because all my savings and every penny I can save in the next few months is going to pay my tax bill so some benefit scrounging scum can have the same treatment for free.
That's the reality of live in Brown's Britain. And it will be the same in Cameron's Britain or Clegg's Britain.
I really haven't been so scared and desolate in a long time. I can't afford £800 for specialist root canal treatment to remove an infection which is eating away at my jawbone. Because it's the second time around it only has a 60-70% chance of success so there's another huge risk that should that not work I'll have to fork our thousands of pounds to have a replacement tooth fitted, should I choose not to have a large gap in my mouth like some extra in Eastenders.
Unfortunately, the lovely Trixy [for it is she] is feeling a bit down about it all.
Perhaps just as unfortunately, she has not got to grips with technology and has no PayPal button: however, if you'd like to bung a few quid to the lass to help her out of a bind, please do feel free to click on
Filthy Shill and Licensingin the sidebar and use your humble Devil's
Please mark any donation as being for "Trixy's Tooth Fairy" (or somesuch) and I promise that I shall pass it on.
UPDATE: a very generous gentleman has pointed out that there is no field on my PayPal donation form to put in what it's for. Never mind, I shall assume that any donations up until the 7th December are for Trixy's tooth fund.
UPDATE 2: thank you: you have all been immensely generous. I should point out that Trixy did not solicit this in any way at all.
At the risk of making this into a political point, I think that—especially for we libertarians who maintain that private charity can, indeed, replace many of the functions of the Welfare State (and more effectively)—helping out those that we barely know is a chance to put our money where our mouths are.
It also has the virtue of annoying Lefties in two ways: one by proving our point above and, two, by defying their characterisation of libertarians as being inherently selfish.
Anyway, once again, thank you all. I am sure that young Trixy will write you all a suitably gushing thank you...