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A good family friend of ours, has had, for decades, a serious spinal issue. She has not left her house in ten years, because she honestly cannot. She
has to have her shopping delivered. She can potter about her house sure enough, but she cannot get around curbs, she cannot deal with stairs, shes
incapacitated to all intents and purposes. She cannot commute, cannot sit in a car or on a bus, because the seats give her such pain that she passes
The government here insist that she is fit to work, yet just to get to the toilet or the kitchen, IN HER OWN HOME she has to use crutches. Her
fastest pace is a sluggish shuffle. She is in constant pain, and yet they threatened her with loss of benifit if she didnt go to work. Luckily she is
educated in law, via the open university. She was able to appeal.
Many are not in such a position, as to be able to defend themselves adequately from such a thing.
You can deny it all you like, but the disabled, the poorly paid, and the unemployed (very few of whom are actually scroungers, many of whom are
jobless because there are no jobs for them to do), ARE being victimised by the government right now. The evidence is pretty clear cut, since rather
than make positive changes to the way the government is organised, rather than making changes to the enormous waste of money represented by bad
contracts with private companies, they would rather make life harder for innocent folks who have no power to prevent it.
Oh sure, take money from the poor, and the dispossessed, the unlucky, rather than reducing the vast cost of waste in Whitehall! Great plan.
Did you know that HMRC is one of the bigger sources of waste in terms of its private contracts with the owners of the buildings from which it
operates? HMRC are contractually obligated to a company called Mapeley, who own the buildings, and the right to supply HMRC with everything from
office furniture to printer paper. An example of the obscene mark ups being charged by Mapeley to the HMRC would be the simple office computer mouse.
One of these will set you back between twelve and fifteen pounds from the shops. Mapeley charge sixty eight pounds fifty something for one of these.
My source is an employee within HMRC, who will remain nameless to protect him from dismissal and any legal issues which might come about as a result
of his disclosure to me.
So, not only have HMRC only just begun to take the correct amount of tax from Starbucks and others, and not only have HMRC only been recently enabled
to name and shame tax avoiders and evaders, but they see fit to waste OUR money. The government refuse to force them to spend our money wisely, allow
poor contracts in all Whitehall departments to waste potential BILLIONS a year across government, and yet they want more money back from the poor, the
disabled? And YOU support this?
I am gobsmacked at the ignorance of some people, to just how much money the government could save by cutting back on poor contracts, bad deals, and
out of control projects. They could likely as not pay the debt of this nation off inside five years, just with the savings that are out there to be
made, without even asking for a single penny back from the people. The only reason they dont is that they would rather take the easy route, and make
it the fault of the weakest in society, rather than fight these companies in court.
This is just a reflection of the problems that arise when you allow people who have no connection with the majority in a nation, run the place. You
get nonsensical spending, loss from every department, and costs spiralling through the bloody roof.
Meanwhile the next in line to run the place are burning fifties in the face of the poor? Get a grip. This cannot continue.
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by TrueBrit because: grammatical error.