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GUEST,Steamin' Willie BS: Council services cuts UK (33) RE: BS: Council services cuts UK 01 Mar 11

The original post asked a few interesting questions.

This was followed up by dudes asking where is the money and somebody must have it?

Also a lot here about blaming the last lot.

Well, just to deal with the last bit first. Cameron and Clegg supported Brown's government in how it handled the international crisis that was everybody's or nobody's fault. Easy to blame when as opposition, you let it all through on the nod.

Anybody would think politicians actually made a difference. If they did, it would only encourage them.

Which leads me to the "where is the money" bit.

Mostly, it doesn't actually exist. When a few million are wiped off shares, it is the same as when shares rise. All looks good till you try to turn it into beer tokens. Then you realise it rose falsely and therefore falls falsely. If your house went up in value in the boom but then you sell it now for less than what it was worth in 2007, where is the difference in money? it doesn't exist. Simple. it was a value not beer tokens.

of course, the councils need it in beer token terms as only real money pays wages and funds social infrastructure.

So, stopping councils from spending money is the Osborne lesson 101 economics.

Ok if you changed your name to avoid being seen as posh, but a bit of a bugger if you are living in a care home or need the support of a social worker.

Mind you, the bit about social unrest is hilarious. Comparing the poorest you can be here with the average in any of the Northern African countries just shows naive ignorance laced with greed. You live in The UK so globally, you are lottery winners, just like your neighbour and just like me. Especially me, according to some. (he says, about to jet off skiing for a couple of weeks.)

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