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Forum: Politics 30-12-2010, 08:37
Replies: 73
Views: 3,055
Posted By WindWalker
So privatised water doesn't freeze but public...

So privatised water doesn't freeze but public water does?

Good job the airports are private ;)
Forum: Politics 27-12-2010, 10:18
Replies: 402
Views: 12,075
Posted By WindWalker
That's a pretty fair summary of what goes on...

That's a pretty fair summary of what goes on Superwomble.

I would also like to see an account of the monthly spending to see where the latest record borrowing is being spent. Each month we are told...
Forum: Politics 26-12-2010, 12:52
Replies: 402
Views: 12,075
Posted By WindWalker
You don't pay off a deficit, you reduce it; you...

You don't pay off a deficit, you reduce it; you pay off a debt.

Deficit = outgoings above income

Debt = result of a deficit. (increases until outgoings match income)
Forum: Politics 22-12-2010, 12:44
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By WindWalker
I don't know the FM's ages here but having lived...

I don't know the FM's ages here but having lived through the IRA campaigns the differences nowadays is worth noting. Back then the public resolve was to never give in or change our way of life...
Forum: Politics 17-12-2010, 16:44
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By WindWalker
Is income tax the only form of taxation in this...

Is income tax the only form of taxation in this country?
Forum: Politics 17-12-2010, 16:19
Replies: 33
Views: 1,613
Posted By WindWalker
And yet benefit spending on the unemployed (jsa)...

And yet benefit spending on the unemployed (jsa) is 3.6 billion and the sick (incapacity benefit) is 6.7 billion out of a welfare budget of 147.7 billion. (156.1 billion if admin and pay are...
Forum: Politics 15-12-2010, 10:56
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
All Government money is taxpayers money.

All Government money is taxpayers money.
Forum: Politics 13-12-2010, 23:13
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
Well my apprenticeship was well over three...

Well my apprenticeship was well over three decades ago so not a modern apprenticeship by any means.

I'm sure that what you describe did take place but I didn't see any evidence of it. The college I...
Forum: Politics 13-12-2010, 06:16
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
That is purely down to the employers; youngsters...

That is purely down to the employers; youngsters are merely responding to the requirements of companies.

The whole degree requirement issue has got completely out of balance. There were, and are,...
Forum: Politics 07-12-2010, 17:32
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
You've both missed the point entirely. I did not...

You've both missed the point entirely.

I did not make an exhaustive list, merely gave some examples to give an indication of the differences in the levels/costs of services.

The whole point is, and...
Forum: Politics 05-12-2010, 12:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By WindWalker
The obsession with increasing property prices and...

The obsession with increasing property prices and the subsequent bubble has a lot to answer for,
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 19:06
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
I don't disagree that there needs to be some...

I don't disagree that there needs to be some rethinking on the number of courses and worth of a degree these days but that should have been done long ago. Letting it get to the stage it is then...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:55
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
That sounds exactly the sort of waste and...

That sounds exactly the sort of waste and nonsense that absorbs so much money. We do seem to have a large number of private cartels who seem to always feature in Government...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:38
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
To be honest I would be interested in seeing the...

To be honest I would be interested in seeing the monthly figures for Government spending. Producing figures for a year by department can hide all sorts of costs and waste. It would be interesting to...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:33
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
I guess that is part of it but still doesn't...

I guess that is part of it but still doesn't explain why we cannot fund services we previously did even though the tax take has broadened and increased over time.

As said, with the selling off of...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:29
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
There are many more taxes other than income...

There are many more taxes other than income tax.

Not earning enough to qualify for council tax is not avoiding paying it. ;)

Glad to see social housing doing what it was designed for though,...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:25
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
I can see what you're saying but do you mean in...

I can see what you're saying but do you mean in the public sector? That would certainly cause costs to rise and explain the number of public sector workers increasing but surely that would be...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 18:20
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
But a larger population paying ever more taxes?...

But a larger population paying ever more taxes?

Income tax is just one part of the overall tax take.

I can't see the tax take going down over the years but the services certainly have with some...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2010, 17:53
Replies: 352
Views: 14,605
Posted By WindWalker
Instead of arguing about who pays for what,...

Instead of arguing about who pays for what, everyone should be asking “where does the money go”?

I am old enough to remember free dental services, free education, bins emptied each week, free...
Forum: Politics 30-11-2010, 17:32
Replies: 97
Views: 3,395
Posted By WindWalker
How can 'extra costs' be applied to the Police?...

How can 'extra costs' be applied to the Police? By the very nature of the job everything is unexpected. A big accident, factory incident with leaking chemicals, snow!

It may show up on a balance...
Forum: Politics 30-11-2010, 17:06
Replies: 97
Views: 3,395
Posted By WindWalker
There are a lot of people who seem to know the...

There are a lot of people who seem to know the cost of everything yet the value of nothing.

Whenever the different groups are targeted it is the same old cost argument; total ignorance of the...
Forum: Politics 28-11-2010, 13:03
Replies: 91
Views: 2,418
Posted By WindWalker
Making everyone poorer won't help with that I'm...

Making everyone poorer won't help with that I'm afraid. This is more about education and knowledge rather than pricing of alcohol.

To suggest that increasing prices will deter women from drinking in...
Forum: Politics 28-11-2010, 12:31
Replies: 91
Views: 2,418
Posted By WindWalker
No, you're talking about those that suffer...

No, you're talking about those that suffer alcohol dependency; not everyone does.
Forum: Politics 28-11-2010, 12:29
Replies: 91
Views: 2,418
Posted By WindWalker
Especially if it provides an opportunity to raise...

Especially if it provides an opportunity to raise revenue ;)
Forum: Politics 28-11-2010, 12:17
Replies: 91
Views: 2,418
Posted By WindWalker
More revenue raising disguised as concern for the...

More revenue raising disguised as concern for the public; telling others what to do...some things never change.

The smokers did say it wouldn't stop with them ;)
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