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Thread #157045 Message #3705384
Posted By: Teribus
30-Apr-15 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: election uk
Subject: RE: BS: election uk
Steve Shaw - 29 Apr 15 - 07:59 PM
C'mon now Stevie Son quote the whole sentence:
"Bit different from when I started out, we were told when you start work you make your own way - exactly as described by GUEST,Pete - nothing to do with Christianity Shaw just parents telling their children the plain truth - you are responsible now for looking after yourself, don't expect anyone else to do it for you - stood me in good stead."
The key qualifier there, oh former educator of the masses, and champion of the left, is to be found in the bit highlighted in bold. So absolutely nothing to do with "do as I say, not as I do" just an acknowledgement that things ARE different today, that attitudes ARE different today.
Trickle down Shimrod? I don't think anyone ever claimed that trickle down economics would produce more equality between earners, just that everyone would benefit to a greater or lesser extent. So trickle down creates the wealth and it is then government's job to redistribute it. In general people are far better off today than they were 36 years ago, and most certainly better off than they were 60 years ago.
"Socialists" great at demanding that everything should be shared until it comes to sharing what they have.