posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 12:50 PM
I just made the decision last week to start working from home 2 days a week. I have fast broadband, IP telephony and VPN access to the corporate
network. I count myself lucky to be in that position but as the office is 50 miles away, the 100 mile daily round-trip is starting to bite
financially with these rising fuel costs.
If I remember correctly though, it's something like 65% of the cost of fuel is direct taxation into the government coffers. As government has grown,
so it needs feeding. I also look at the criminal waste of money and costly decisions made by those in government that adds to the taxes required and
have to wonder why none of them are in jail or sacked? I have said for a long time now that each and every government contract needs independent
scrutiny before any contracts are awarded to any supplier. The story just a few days ago of even more waste in the MoD - paying £22 for £0.65p
lightbulbs - just reinforces that view.
The week before that I saw the smug corpulent head of RBS defending his £2Million bonus package, claiming that it was out of his hands and voted for
by the shareholders. Maybe I'm wrong here, but after WE taxpayers bailed them out, why wasn't I asked my opinion, as a shareholder / taxpayer?
Simple truth is, these jokers in power, all of them past and present, have all shown themselves to be irresponsible at best, criminal more likely, in
their handling of anything monetary. It's time we pared back government to less than half what it is today and started making them personally
accountable for every single penny spent.
Get us out of the EU, let the banks fail and seize every damned asset they have if necessary to pay off the small private account holders first, NOT
the other big financial investors. Lets have some accountability and responsibility from them and remind them of who they work for!
There again, most people are so dumbed down these days they could take to the streets in outrage and be sent home happy with the promise of a new
sparkly iPhone for each and everyone!
edit on 5-3-2011 by Britguy because: (no reason given)