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England: Coalition wields axe over Christmas as 100,000 jobs to go by Spring! (USA pay attention)

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:16 AM
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At least 100,000 public servants will receive grim news over the Christmas holidays or soon after as councils, police forces and other public services race to meet a deadline of 1 January to formally announce job cuts.

An analysis of local authority documents reveals that the number of council redundancies directly resulting from the coalition's austerity measures is expected to break the 100,000 mark by early in the new year, fuelled by the swingeing cuts announced this week to councils' budgets and the pressure to start cutting before the new financial year in April.

This comes on top of the 33,000 drop in public sector jobs over the three months to October that was detailed yesterday in official unemployment data and is likely to lead to a torrent of "at risk" warning letters hitting doormats across the country in the next few weeks. The letters are a legal warning that your job could be at risk. After months of political warnings, the imminent bloodletting in town halls across the country is the first tangible sign of the government's austerity budget beginning to bite outside Whitehall.

"Thousands of local government workers face having their Christmas ruined by redundancy notices," said Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, yesterday. "Councils in particular are bringing forward job losses in order to cope with the deep budget cuts that take effect next April."

Source: www.guardian.co.uk...


Iceland, Greece, Spain, England and on and on and on. I don't know if the majority of the people are seeing what is happening around them but, for a lack of a better description, total chaos! The Western world is close to collapse. The only good thing is that the Chinese and Russians are exactly in the best position to take massive advantage of it. Hell, China messed up by getting involved in our financial woes. Shooting themselves in the foot. No sense killing/fighting us when they can just take us over by debt issues. SHAME>

And what goes on in Washington...... you can answer that yourself.

Better wake up American or you will find yourself following our European alleis down the financial tubes.




posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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It's way to late for this economic warning. The US is well on it's way to serious cuts in the Federal, State and Local government payrolls. Our Federal government is too large, debt is too big and our income is too small. To make things worse, our Congress has expanded government at a outrageous pace since the collapse, not to mention our Fed bailing out not only our banksters but Europe's banksters, too! It's all over but the crying.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:54 AM
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Well. front loading the cuts this way will speed up the protesting somewhat


and timing it for Christmas just shows what real class they have


I for one feel we are on our way to see a nice reform of the system of governance we have


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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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This crap experiment we call the CONDEM government is out at the next election no doubt about it.

They need to bring the military back to the UK for a start. How can they justify the War in Afghanistan in the name of improving the Afghan population's quality of life, whilst simultaneously the UK's is deteriorating?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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A typical Tory Christmas then, riots rising unemployment, throwing people off of benefits, raising taxes.

It's like the late 80's all over again.

Lets just prey that New Kids on the Block don't make a comeback



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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It's way to late for this economic warning. The US is well on it's way...


Just to add a bit of back-up info for you.

From last year!

I am amazed that the US government, in the midst of the worst financial crises ever, is content for short-selling to drive down the asset prices that the government is trying to support....The bald fact is that the combination of ignorance, negligence, and ideology that permitted the crisis to happen still prevails and is blocking any remedy. Either the people in power in Washington and the financial community are total dimwits or they are manipulating an opportunity to redistribute wealth from taxpayers, equity owners and pension funds to the financial sector. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury www.countercurrents.org...



Stewart Dougherty, a specialist in inferential analysis, agrees. It is now "statistically impossible for the United States to pay its obligations". www.silverbearcafe.com...

And here is an explanation how the Fed controls boom and bust cycles to their benefit: blogs.myspace.com...

If you REALLY want to get angry: While the Fed has continually devalued the US dollar, that is prices go up while worker wages do not

In 1976 A typical American CEO earned 36 times as much as the average worker. By 2008 the average CEO pay increased to 369 times that of the average worker. timelines.ws...



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by sara123123
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It's way to late for this economic warning. The US is well on it's way to serious cuts in the Federal, State and Local government payrolls. Our Federal government is too large, debt is too big and our income is too small. To make things worse, our Congress has expanded government at a outrageous pace since the collapse, not to mention our Fed bailing out not only our banksters but Europe's banksters, too! It's all over but the crying.


Yet we can still pay Haliburton Billions to do the same things our own government workers can do at a fraction of the costs.

We truly are a corporatist society.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:49 AM
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I don't see why it surprises people, the country is a mess and does not produce anything. Our entire economy is based on debt and consumption, we should be bringing back the troops and investing in industries that actually create real wealth. But we still have to get out of debt and that inevitably means massive cuts, i don't think the government is cutting enough if im being honest.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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Wow, you don't think 100,000 is enough cut?

Man, no wonder the stuff is about to hit the fan.

Like I said, watch America-you're next or soon to follow.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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Originally posted by Solomons
I don't see why it surprises people, the country is a mess and does not produce anything. Our entire economy is based on debt and consumption, we should be bringing back the troops and investing in industries that actually create real wealth. But we still have to get out of debt and that inevitably means massive cuts, i don't think the government is cutting enough if im being honest.


Wow................. I like this guy! Britain does need to get rid of hundreds of thousands of council workers. They steal my wage through taxation so they can have joke jobs working for socialist local government. Hey once their joke jobs go the only work out there will be that done by East Europeans on the farms picking the vegies, but they won't want to get their hands dirty will they? More likely to go down the amture student route or become sick/disability like the hidden two million on the secret (well paid scrounging) dole.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Whether it is farm work or fishing the Channel there is a distinct lack of anyone from overseas filling those, or the other lower paid roles around here.

Not saying jobs should not be cut, however we really do need some form of wealth creation schemes that gets people back to work.. without that the few people paying taxes is going to create more problems that in solves.

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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I did not imply anything of the sort, simply that there needs to be massive cuts. Seems the government though is not cutting nearly enough and when it does cut it seems to do so in the worst and most inefficient places.
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:36 PM
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Or capture the lost revenue streams like those of the corporate tax dodgers!

Would we need such harsh cuts to services if the corporates paid up what they owed?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by Solomons
I don't see why it surprises people, the country is a mess and does not produce anything. Our entire economy is based on debt and consumption, we should be bringing back the troops and investing in industries that actually create real wealth. But we still have to get out of debt and that inevitably means massive cuts, i don't think the government is cutting enough if im being honest.


Yeah, except 100% of the cuts should be in the financial sector in order to pay back the money stolen from taxpayers.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Me a wealth creator working in manufacturing gets taxed to death so wealth devourer can have joke job working for socialists in the local government. Make half government workers redundant. Make them work for a living instead of leaching from others - leave me alone to sell my wares abroad and bring in wealth from export and rebalance the national figures, don't tax me to death and kill the pig



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
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Me a wealth creator working in manufacturing gets taxed to death so wealth devourer can have joke job working for socialists in the local government. Make half government workers redundant. Make them work for a living instead of leaching from others - leave me alone to sell my wares abroad and bring in wealth from export and rebalance the national figures, don't tax me to death and kill the pig


But that is the point, the fewer there are of us tax payers the more pain we will feel.. I do get mad that this lot in power are doing nothing to create real jobs for the people.. cutting the bloated Gov is
but we really need some decent wealth creation if we are to get out of this mess.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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We need those wealth creating jobs so bad. but the government introduced minimum wage making some industry long term uncompetitive, was a nice idea but won't help in the global world



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:13 PM
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Ive just seen on the news that this weather is going to cost the uk economy 8.2 billion, which is more than the cuts proposed by the government. So if it hadnt of snowed this winter would we not have to have made any cuts?



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:20 PM
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there a simple solution and that is to stop using money altogether. If the human brain when combined with 6 billion others cannot think of a system where people are rewarded for work that dosent involve money i see little future for human progress. The current system is much a kin to having a carrot on string and attach it in front of the donkey and laugh as the donkey tries to eat it....
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Of course this is coming to the US - there is no way that it can't come here.

The growth of government jobs has far outpaced the growth of private sector jobs in the US for the past 10 years.

A Lost Decade for Jobs - Business Week


Over the past 10 years, the private sector has generated roughly 1.1 million additional jobs, or about 100K per year. The public sector created about 2.4 million jobs.


So over the past decade the government has hired a over twice as many people as businesses in the US. There is simply no way that can last.



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