THE BUDGET (UK)
Phillip Hammond in the traditional Budget pose
The Budget is something of a national institution or annual event in Britain/UK. In recent years there has been more than one budget during a single year, though.
I‘ve always hated The Budget! When I was a little boy, TV coverage of The Budget often, or even usually, ran over its scheduled time. Due to this, children‘s TV programmes were often cancelled for the total overkill of analysis of that year‘s Budget, without even an apology, as if it was beneath them to apologise or even acknowledge the existence of children‘s TV programmes! Since I stopped watching children‘s TV, I‘ve found more reasons to hate the Budget, but these reasons are also about finances versus enjoyment and entertainment. I‘ve also done my own personal budgets using software, but these have very little to do with government budgets. I set budgets for individual items such as alcohol at home, computer related items, food and drink, image, etc. The Chancellors‘ Budgets don‘t seem to mention most of my expense items directly, though.
However, one thing remains true about the Budget. It‘s a means of using money as a mechanism to control people‘s lives! This makes it obscene and just one more reason why money as we know it must be abolished, to be replaced by the Free Money System described in my book “Free Money!: Get Your Free Money Here“, which has already had some excerpts posted here. For a free copy of the whole book as a PDF, just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Chancellor of the Exchequer (i.e. Finance Minister) Phillip Hammond delivered his latest Budget on November 22, 2017. Here‘s an analysis of what was in it and how it controls people‘s lives.
This Budget mentions how affects people‘s access to housing, strong Cider, and transport. All of these items are basic human rights whose access mustn‘t be restricted at all!! Alcohol is particularly important to help cheer people up, enable them to access the subconscious mind and encourage them to rebel. Mrs Thatcher got some medical officers to make up recommended limits on alcohol consumption per week. The limits were ridiculously low at 14 or 21 Units, where a Unit is 1% vol per Litre, meaning 10ml of pure alcohol. In recent years, these medical officers have confessed that the limits were just made up, not based on anything.
Of course, homes shouldn‘t cost anything at all. The basic principle behind this is that if you don‘t live in a certain building, then you can‘t own it, but if you do live in it then you automatically own it. Quite simple for any morons to understand. Landlords must be outlawed, but instead of taking any action against them, Hammond has given them a tax break!
Tax or Duty on “Strong White Cider“ is another matter entirely. Phillip Hammond has singled out white Ciders of 6.9%-7.5% vol. Popular examples are “Diamond White“, “White Star“ and “Frosty Jack“, but “White Lightning“ has been discontinued. This type of Cider is often drunk by homeless people who are begging on the streets, but there are rumours (i.e. in the sitcom “The Windsors”) that Kate Middleton drinks it as well. Of course, the reasons they‘re in that situation in the first place are employment discrimination, landlords refusing to rent to them (often due to the Housing Benefit cap), or even illegal eviction. After all this, they‘re in desperate need of some strong drink for the minimum price possible. A plastic 2L or even 3L bottle of strong white cider fits this description. In Germany they could be drinking red wine for €0.99 per Litre in a cardboard pack, or Sekt on special offer for €2.79 per 750ml bottle. Philip Hammond wants to deprive them of even that by imposing more tax or duty. What a sick bastard! I think someone should grab Phillip Hammond, pour about 10L of strong white cider down his throat, then dump him on the street somewhere dressed in ragged clothes soaked in Cider, without any money or mobile phone on him, but with a bottle of strong white Cider. I‘d like to see how he gets back to his normal life after that. Just imagine him turning up at the gates of Downing Street or The Houses of Parliament pissed on white cider, stinking and pleading with the Police saying “Don‘t you know who I am?“ Fuckin‘ hilarious! It would be great if his memory could also be wiped, but I don‘t think that technology exists yet. The good news is that this planned increase isn‘t due until 2019. This shows you how insane Phillip Hammond is, because after the General Election of June this year his government was predicted to fall, with another election in about December or January. This still looks likely, although the election won‘t be taking place in December. The next Chancellor could abolish the planned increase in the price of white cider, but by 2019 the whole financial system is likely to come crashing down anyway.
The benefits or welfare system is currently in the process of getting more fucked up than ever before by something called “Universal Credit“. What this means is that, although benefits paid in Britain certainly aren‘t enough for people who are denied the right to work by scumbag employers to have a reasonable life, these benefits will now be paid only once per month, instead of once every two weeks. This means that instead of people receiving these benefits having hardly any money left for a period of a few days or up to a week, they now face having hardly any money left for several days, or even up to two weeks at a time. This plays into the hands of loan sharks, extortionists, and other usurers (i.e. people who lend money charging any interest at all).
Luckily, there‘s no additional funding for the Police. This is a good thing, because these bastards have got their own sick, twisted version of the law. They think that some laws don‘t matter, while other laws must be rigorously enforced. They also make up some laws and enforce them. They‘re quick to assess who‘s got more money when called to a confrontation between two people or two groups of people. They then automatically side with whoever‘s got more money, such as a landlord. They also like to pounce on what they call “street drinkers“, meaning people who like to walk along the street or even sit down on a bench in the street while having a quiet drink, but I‘ve noticed recently that I‘ve been free to walk along the street while drinking alcohol, because there weren‘t enough Police to stop me.
No action has been taken against tax dodging as revealed in “The Paradise Papers“, except that there‘s an additional charge of just £47 for rich bastards flying on private jets! This is a drop in the ocean to them.
This Budget, as well as others, is based on the fallacy of promoting economic growth. This means the ability of a country to produce more goods and services than before. Of course, there‘s no reason why countries should continue to produce more and more goods and services unless their populations increase. Another type of growth is the growth in borrowing and interest driven debt. None of this is necessary either.
A sensible budget would say something like that from now on everyone living in Britain (including The Queen and The Prime Minister) would have to live on an income of about £250 every two weeks. Apart from this, although not covered by UK Budgets, everyone in the Eurozone would have to live on about €250 every two weeks, and everyone in the USA would have to live on $250 about every two weeks. I think that as the exchange rates for those three currencies are currently quite close to each other, they should be adjusted to have exactly the same value and their exchange rates fixed permanently. This could virtually wipe out currency speculation and the extortionate sums made from it overnight. I don‘t think either of these things will happen if it‘s left up to Phillip Hammond and his ilk. This is why I think it‘s high time for the Free Money System to be implemented!