Very well known Exeweb poster
- May 5, 2009
- Avoiding the Hundred
Far too sensible for the buffoons who govern us and those that aspire to govern us auAgreed, if only the politicians could frame it properly.
Imagine the scenario (assuming there's an even semi fair media)
Politician "We know as well as anyone just how crap everything is, you can't get a dentist, you have a doctor but can't get an appointment. You need a basic operation and it takes years to be seen. The roads are full of potholes, the trains and buses cost the earth. There's not enough cash to go round. So we've decided to commit to a root & branch reform of all public services aimed at saving your tax money. However, we still don't think that'll be enough to continue funding what you deserve from your country. Our debt payments are very high, due to previous overspending, so here's a long list of things (insert list of stuff depending on party) were going to do to ensure the economy grows and that everyone is able to help out, work and do their bit for our country. We don't want to have to borrow masses more in the short term so we're going to simplify the tax system so everyone pays a fair amount. All personal allowances will be set to 5k a year and remain that way for the foreseeable future. This will pay for the improved services you'll see very quickly. There is also a massive increase in skills training which we will provide for free once you have been in the newly trained role for a year from the accredited training company."
Obviously, I've made this up on the hoof, but if you frame it properly I reckon it'll be fine.
Apologies, for the shit formatting, spelling and grammar I'm on the train!