This is just some quick random thoughts on all the excitement about the “emergency” budget about to be announced. Its my view the public sector have been well looked after, obviously a few of those at the bottom of the heap have been screwed just like the rest of us, but the majority have done all right and some like senior management have been helping themselves for too long with bogus bonuses, you wont have to look to far here in Kent.
I hope that not only, do those on reasonable incomes say 20 grand plus have zero pay increases but perhaps pay cuts as sensible way to handle Labours reckless handling of government finances, this hopefully would keep job losses to a minimum and could be scaled so that those at top of the heap who have plundered taxpayer funds for many years could make the greatest contribution (again look around Kent).
Firstly I’ve heard plenty from those speaking on behalf of public sector employees and why they shouldn’t see any changes in their incomes and I would just point out that during the last few years, those of us outside the cosy world of the public sector have been forced in many cases to adjust to poorer pay rates and less or no job security.
The last few years, the country has been increasingly divided into have and have nots, large swathes of the productive workforce have been caned, by a Labour Government which didn’t give a toss or attempt to connect with working people, yes the people’s party knew how to show superficial concern tossing the odd bone like the minimum wage & tax credits to us ordinary people or “bigots” as the Labour hierarchy like to refer but since the likes of Blair Brown and your Millibands’ were doing alright they didn’t like to look to deeply at the fundamental change to ordinary working peoples.
Labour had thirteen years doing nothing to protect the lowest paid and if some cretins in the Labour party quote the minimum wage they might like to explain why its set at such a poor level, resulting in taxpayers effectively subsidising business, a prime example being the agricultural industry ruthlessly exploiting staff this has been aided by Labours endorsing and encouraging big businesses ruthless exploitation of east Europeans such as the construction industry which have exchange skilled staff for cheap.
I’m sorry for anyone who works hard in the public sector and feels under attack but lets face it, I’ve not heard one peep out of the public sector union leadership to complain about construction workers and similar having seen their incomes halved and more in the last few years.
Of course by the time you read this it will all be over!