posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by jrmcleod
When you talk about Empires, please remember how the UK came to be as rich as we are today - by pillaging and forcibly ruling other countries against
their will. Now we are no longer an Empire, and rightly so!
Anyway, back to the point. £7 billion is a lot of money relative to people on benefits, homeless people, people on minimum wage etc, etc, etc. By
stark contrast, £7 billion is NOT a lot of money when you consider how the 'rich' in our country evade taxes. On that basis, £7 billion is a mere
drop in the ocean. It's all relative and we CAN afford it.
Our country is not in a mess at all. We live in a very prosperous environment and should consider ourselves lucky that we don't live in a
dictatorship, or in a country which has no food, or lots of preventable disease where children die everyday due to nothing more than poverty. We are
not poor in this country by a long shot. Less fortunate people here have government benefits and they have free healthcare as well as other
We are all human and should help each other out as much as we can. I sincerely hope the UK doesn't stop having a heart and helping others. We are a
bit of a beacon when it comes to showing an example of how we help others and we should be really proud of that fact. I hope we never fall into the
trap of being so selfish and greedy to think that we ourselves are poor, or hard done by in the UK - because we are not.