gominokouhai + poverty   15

Born to drool « Wee Ginger Dug
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
"The existence of the monarchy at the apex of the class system is what justifies the entire class system and which allows balloons like Boris Johnson and Davie Cameron to imagine that they have an entitlement to rule over us. We have an etonianocracy because of the monarchy. It’s the monarchy which provides the justification for the democratic obscenity which is the House of Lords.[...] The monarchy symbolises that the UK is founded upon the privilege of the few and the entitlement of the rich. This is a country in which unfairness is a foundation of the constitution."
republicanism  britishness  equality  inequality  poverty  politics  uk 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Smatterings: We could have had a better tomorrow
Bastards. The only way for this to make any sense is that they want to remove the Bedroom Tax only when they're in power, and one has to admit that their manifesto would look pretty goddamn thin without it. Bastards. We pay them £66k salaries so that they can vote on things, and this is what we get? Bastards.
bloodytories  economy  inequality  news  politics  poverty 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Welfare Myth Three - The Poor Don't Pay Taxes | Huffington Post
The graph of tax paid as a percentage of income by income band is particularly telling.
politics  poverty  welfare  economics  bloodytories  infographic 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Move people into good sustainable jobs to cut the benefit bill | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
"Sanctions [...] make an important contribution to a well-functioning welfare to work system". Deeply disappointing to see the JoRo Foundasche drinking the Koalition Cool-Aid. They go on to qualify the statement, but it's not good enough.
politics  poverty  economy  welfare 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
The Nasty Party is back, sneering at food banks and those who use them | Independent Voices
I particularly like the bit where the bastards are now claiming that food bank use has only risen because there are more food banks. In other news: the Red Cross found responsible for all earthquakes. Fuckers.
politics  news  poverty  welfare  bloodytories  fuckwits 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
The Truth About Jobseekers' Allowance
Please disregard the Comic Sans on the title page. The other 63 slides are entirely full of good stuff.
unemployment  slideshow  poverty  workfare  bloodytories  inequality 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
picking on the poor for not being able to make the same food choices posh people do is worse than horse burgers
Loses coherence at the end, but the points about food sourcing and the fact that it's only possible if you're middle class are good points, and well made.
politics  poverty  food  food  politics 
february 2013 by gominokouhai
Downing Street: High benefits mean foodbanks should not be needed
OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE. Downing Street spokesman: "la la I'm not listening".
politics  poverty  news  welfare  bloodytories  fuckwits 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Return to the fifties
While we're on the subject: the middle-class austerity drive. No I have not and never have been in benefits-level poverty, but I know all about counting slices of bread and stretching leftovers out.
food  poverty 
january 2013 by gominokouhai
Life on benefits: The starving of the 11 million
"I spent a WHOLE WEEK on benefits and I had to give up my hazelnut mocha latte and it was SO HARD". Fair play to the guy for trying, but this really ought to be obvious stuff. The key bit is in the last line where he can't wait for the week to be over. A lot of people don't get that freedom.
politics  welfare  poverty  bloodytories 
january 2013 by gominokouhai

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