Smudger wrote:.....it's the private sector that has to generate the cash to pay for it, so why should they lose out ?
...Through taxes. If the private sector stopped spending some of the "cash" they generate on tax lawyers and actually paid a fair share of tax the funding of the public sector would be more assured but that isn't what the Tories want and neither is it likely to get them any votes.
We are being asked to swallow the neoliberal lies and excuses for austerity based on "reducing the deficit" (oxymoronically "at all costs"). The simplistic analogy that national/international economics is just like household budgeting is just not true. When we want to give our nurses and firemen and policemen more the 1% it's impossible to find the funds but if it's the (private sector) banks in a bit of bother then we can "quantitavely ease" our way to injecting a few billion here and there or just plain stump up a bribe where the DUP is concerned.
Austerity is not even close to being an "economic necessity". It is a political choice being made by those who can afford to ignore its dire effects on others.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40476867
Sorry got a bit serious and ranty there
but you can't just let this codswallop go unchallenged.
Back to the theme of name calling and just being offensive - I think Gove probably fails the weasel test on a number of counts