gominokouhai + austerity   23

It was hard to stomach David Cameron preaching austerity from a golden throne | Graun
Is this what they call a "gaffe"? Considering his PR background, he's spectacularly good at making himself look like an utter dick. I wonder why that could be.
news  politics  bloodytories  austerity  economy  fuckwits 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
A Return to Sovereign Money? | Open Democracy
Anything with the Chicago School in it makes me nervous. But this seems to be well thought out and is reasonably well argued, and "we always have to remember with such proposals that we are not necessarily trying to solve all the world’s problems – merely making an improvement on the current situation. And one thing we can be very sure about is that the current situation – with the financial system dominated by a small number of tax-payer supported ‘too-big-to-fail’ behemouth banks – is about as dysfunctional as its possible to imagine."
economy  austerity  economics 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
999 staff 'given bonuses not to send ambulances' | Torygraph
This is a little disturbing, but not exactly unexpected. If two aspirin will get you to keep quiet, the Big Society won't help you.
nhs  news  austerity  welfare  politics  bigsociety 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
This disgraceful case of divide and misrule | Herald
"A successful society can only be built on fairness. To suggest today's proposals are about that is simply disgraceful."
bloodytories  austerity  economy  welfare  politics  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Tory manifesto blueprint: lower benefits for Northerners and longer school days - Telegraph
Cancel the kitchen scraps for beggars and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and CALL OFF CHRISTMAS.
austerity  welfare  bloodytories  politics  news 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Walking on glass: Why we’re facing another half decade of recession « Tom Stevenson
"There are two necessary consequences of this. The first is that monetary policy will be mostly ineffective[...] The second consequence is that fiscal austerity policies will be self-defeating". All the tools for recovery are present and correct, but they can't be allowed to get in the way of Gideon and Dishface's ideologically-motivated program to shrink the state. Meanwhile our elderly are freezing and our children are starving.
austerity  bloodytories  politics  news  economy  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
It's Official: Austerity Economics Doesn't Work : The New Yorker
"Osborne said that his austerity policies would cut his country’s budget deficit to zero within four years, enable Britain to begin relieving itself of its public debt, and generate healthy economic growth. None of these things have happened." Marvellous. Now we're nothing but a cautionary example for the Americans.
news  bloodytories  economy  economics  politics  austerity 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
The problem is not companies 'tax dodging'
Short and pithy. Don't think I agree, but the discussion in the comments is interesting.
politics  austerity  economy  tax 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Lynne Featherstone MP shows support for local soup kitchen initiatives
Following the visit, Lynne Featherstone MP said: "We've given up making any attempt to help the poor and needy, so now we're delegating the job to schoolchildren, who can't possibly fuck it up as much as we have." [slightly edited for tone]
welfare  austerity  politics  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
38 Degrees | Tax Dodgers Guide
Avoid these businesses. Oh what a surprise: Diageo's on the list. (Shame about Caffe Nero.)
economy  austerity  activism  tax 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Fiscal Multipliers, the IMF & the OBR | Touchstone blog
I've read this twice, and I think it says that spending cuts are now thought to shrink the economy more than the Tories want you to believe. As you might expect when no one can afford to buy anything. Still it's nice to have some validation, and from a no less distinguished body than the Impossible Missions Force, at that. *cue Lalo Schifrin theme tune*
economy  uk  bloodytories  politics  news  austerity  economics 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
This was no Autumn Statement for growth | New Statesman
"This is all very bad news for our future prosperity and our society. But action on demand from the Chancellor has been entirely rhetorical today. Frenetic activity on the supply side looks like fiddling while Rome burns."
economy  bloodytories  austerity  economics  politics  news 
december 2012 by gominokouhai
Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When are you Going to Apologise?
This was apparently written by a febrile thirteen year old. Nonetheless the figures look sound.
news  bloodytories  economy  austerity  economics 
october 2012 by gominokouhai

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