Sir Fred Goodwin's pension has proved a nice little distraction from this weeks ongoing financial disaster, and I would imagine is worth every bit of the 33 million pounds that it will cost the British Taxpayer as far as the Labour Party is concerned.
The news has been dominated by what is small beer, i.e. Fred’s pension in a week, when we were given news of maybe another 500 billion going on propping up Britain's Banks. Gordon Brown and Harriet Harman are milking it for all their worth, when maybe they ought to addressing more significant matters in the economy.
On the Andrew Marr Show, Harriet Harman was quick to dismiss the pension as “money for nothing” which of course it is, however when you look at the greater economy, there is a far bigger crisis in the world of pensions and that is the assumption that come what may, public sector workers are allowed to cream vast sums from private sector workers pay packets to fund their pensions.
As someone who is unlikely to benefit, I’d like to know why I’m taxed large sums to fund, police, fire service and others so that they can retire early, whilst at the same time in the private sector, companies are cutting wages and the government is quite happy to see the rest of us, work till we drop, just so they can park there noses in the trough.
The Sunday Times makes the pay freeze in private companies, front page news whilst Labour and compliant civil servants ignore the situation manipulating news just as they always do. I can’t help thinking there must be a point when enough is enough, but I’m probably wrong.
The culture of public sector workers helping themselves to the detriment of the rest of society, needs to be addressed, this last week locally we have seen the unseemly row where 8 of Kent’s top knobs have been carving up, a £100,000.00 bonus (for what is not clear) and even worse Paul Carter the Conservative’s top man in Kent has been defending it.
Is it me or has political establishment gone barking mad?