Saturday, September 8

A Self Serving Media Whore

Cameron uses many words to say little today. His advisors have scripted this diagnosis:

Today, the big question in British politics is about our society: how we tackle the family breakdown, the crime, the educational failure and the welfare dependency that are all part and parcel of the social breakdown that is disfiguring our country. Much of the answer is the same: give people more freedom and control over their lives, so they can exercise responsibility.

He is right. The big question is our society. His solution is also correct. We need more freedom. But freedom in this regard is not something you can legislate. Freedom in its most basic terms comes down to money. If I have money I am free to do as I choose.

So what can the government possibly do to make sure I have more money? Well perhaps cut down on public sector waste and a vast reduction of the welfare state so that we may keep that which we earn.

But where are the policies that tell me he knows this? Where is the "Small government, low tax" mantra we expect and demand from a Conservative leader? Until I hear the words "Extensive tax cuts" from this man I will not be a believer.

While the environment and social responsibility are things we all have a stake in
Simon Heffer is more in touch with what is worrying the average voter... Money, credit and housing.

For some time we have all known that things were too good to be true. We have all been living as if there were no tomorrow and suckers for every thing we can have now. We have also known that a crunch is coming and it is only a matter of time before we feel the effects of New Labour profligacy.

But why have we collectively been spending money we don't have? I can offer this... Some of us think that because we go to work we should be able to have those things that people who do not work cannot.

We the workers have done our bit. We have done things we hate for less than we deserve and we have had our money confiscated and abused. Who can blame us for throwing caution to the wind. With a society like ours who will jail a man in debt?

While the welfare state has ensured that we all have the basics, those who put in the extra effort do not see the rewards of doing so. The socialist drive for equality has worked alright. But equality never equates with fairness.

1 comment:

June said...

And there's that lonely Jag. sitting waiting to be bought!