If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The government does not care about you. And nowhere today could that be more obvious than George Osborne’s speech to the Tory Party conference. George and his collection of Tory posh boys whooped and cheered as he announcing that, should the Tories remain in power after the next election, benefit rates would be frozen in 2016. Meanwhile the rich are getting richer.

And who better than to give comment about Mr Osborne’s proposals than that well-known political commentator White Dee (whose opinions were clearly so important that even the BBC felt they had to report it) who, is without a doubt, being used horrifically by the Tory party.  “Look!” they say “she’s someone on benefits, like you! And SHE thinks it all a good idea!”

This government, and this country, are run by the rich and the corporations. They write policy geared to make sure they end up with profit in their pockets. And in order to focus attention away, in order to say “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” they point fingers at the poorest, saying “it’s your fault we’re in this mess.” The papers play along, blaming the poorest and most vulnerable in society for the financial problems we’re now in. And meanwhile the rich get richer.

The poorest and the most vulnerable in society cannot take it any more. Food bank usage is at a MASSIVE increase, benefits are sanctioned for the smallest of reasons and still the money flows into the richest pockets.

If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention.

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One Comment on “If you’re not angry, then you’re not paying attention.”

  1. fibrogeek says:

    I’m the first to admit that I’m not all that clued up when it comes to politics. But even I can see that it’s an absolute disgrace that in this day and age, there are families that are struggling to feed themselves. It’s shocking that the rich are avoiding taxes, getting pay increases etc etc when the poorest in this country are getting taxed left right and centre. People focus too much on people on the ‘dole’ that are effectively cheating the system. They forget about the reason why it is there in the first place and that there are so many families that genuinely need help and are suffering from all these cuts and policies. I woke up on the 19th of September feeling really deflated. Not because I necessarily wanted to see a break up of the United Kingdom. But I had genuine hopes for a brighter, fairer society and I had truly hopes that Scotland might have led the way for the rest of the UK to follow. Something has got to change!


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