At the moment the government is running out of money. Anyone with any sense is not putting money into the economy and creating new business but waiting to see what happens, running for the hills or investing in tangibles such as land or gold.
The economy is still in dire straights, a Chinese bank has downgraded the UKs credit rating and income to the treasury is still going down while expenses go up, even more with the increase in debt. Our government are too thick to work out it cannot go on much longer with cost skyrocketing and firms closing.
The *cough* cuts are pathetic and merely the government talking a good fight while pressuring the few people they can, the poor unemployed the disabled and their carers’, many of whom have paid into the laughably named National Insurance scheme which promised to pay out if you became unemployed. 30 years of paying NI and 2 years of claiming the basic minimum and you are the scum of the earth.
It is all falling apart for us but where can they go to increase revenue? One thing where there is an untaxed market is drugs. The legalisation of drugs could provide a massive boost to the economy at little impact on the users. Prices in a competitive market would go down, the users win, tax receipts go to those thieving bastards in Whitehall and it could save the UK economy. Especially now that a very respected group of people, and liberals like Richard Branson, who is no doubt already working on VirginDrugs, have said that the War on Drugs is not working.
My only fear is that in their greed we end up with the National Drug Service. Maybe I shouldn’t put ideas in their heads.
Something to watch.