Budget Bitching

It’s budget time again and the local news agencies are putting on the usual show for the general public. It’s amazing how many armchair economists are featured in order to provide comment on the financial state of the country.

BBC Newsline, as usual, picked the biggest morons they can find, film them at their kitchen table bitching and gurning about how this budget is hitting their pockets. I would like to know exactly where they were schooled in recessionary economics. ‘1p per litre drop in fuel tax is not enough’. Maybe the government will drop it by 30p per litre. Maybe they’ll lower income tax. Maybe they’ll stop incentives for business. Oh no, now there’s no money for schools and hospitals. Suddenly these morons are back on the TV giving off about why wee Jimmy can’t get the operation he so desperately needs.

Wake up people; it’s just not as simple as you think. I think Fuel prices are scandalous but the price of oil is through the roof and we have to pay for it. All of a sudden the idea of invading countries for their oil doesn’t seem so bad. Many made a fuss about the West’s quest for oil. Well what the Fuck does your car run on, rainbows and hair grease? I’m sure plenty of those who cried about the Iraq war would probably kill a few foreign children themselves to keep their petrol cheap.

The budget sucks, every budget sucks. But then you weren’t so po faced as you stood around the fire, scoffing your port while discussing the price of your house. Many made small fortunes buying and selling property. Well now you have to pay for it, dickhead. We are all just going to have to grin and bear it because that is the price of Capitalism. It’s not called a Boom and Bust Economy for nothing so get over it and put down that second truffle fatty.

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