posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 03:07 PM
reply to post by torqpoc
In all honesty - no I was not surprised to read it - but like you it riles me immensely that this kind of thing keeps happening.
Someone rightly mentioned that the 40M is not a massive percentage of the current debt nor is it enough to pay for large projects that were planned,
but it is not a trivial amount, when you consider it could pay for any of the following over the next year:
1720 Police Officers
It is a sense of despondency that effectively the voting process, and so called democracy, is a complete waste of time. Either labour or Tories get
in, they used to stand for different things but the lines are very blurred now and its hard to see where one ends and another starts.
Yet for all the problems and people moaning, no one ever votes for another party, where there are some available, no idea why but I cant see it ever
ever changing in the UK - the 2 party system is so ingrained into peoples mindsets there is no way out of it.
Just seems that one gets in, spends 10-12 years in power, then people become fed up with that party and round we go again to the other "side" for a
Good luck to you also - The fuel prices over here are the biggest killer. I had to swap to a diesel car because I literally could no longer afford to
run the petrol car I had, and now its gone up another 5/6pence a litre. Last time i filled up it cost me £89. I can see it hitting £100 before the
year is out. Yet I can recall having the exact same type of car about 5 years ago and it cost me £65 to fill it - a big big difference.
on 7-1-2011 by facchino because: added last few lines.