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Osborne’s Nice Little Fat Piggy Bank

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You know those picture memes that go the rounds? The ones that say “This is what others think I do“, which end with “This is what I actually do“. Its about the reality gap, and the way that there can be many ways of ‘seeing’ a thing, dependent on diverse factors of which you may or may not be aware. Also its a play on preconceptions. I’m feeling like this is one of those ‘duh’ moments where someone overexplains a joke, thus robbing it of any humour.

Still, information has come to light which makes that meme particularly relevant to our present economic situation in the UK, and its not funny in the slightest.

Picture 1: “How people think our economic situation is“: >>> The chancellor of the exchequer standing with his trouser pockets pulled out, signifying there is no money left for vital welfare and social services, a justification for the ‘cuts’. Skip all the rest to…

Final Picture:How our economic situation really is“.>>> A very fat pink piggy bank (imagine something along the scale of Martin Rowson’s ‘fat cat’) stuffed to overflowing with banknotes. To the tune of £31 billion pounds.

“That’s £31 bn sat there doing nothing in an economy with negative GDP growth”.

It’s a well-know feature of the rich, that like mythical dragons, they compulsively hoard their wealth. Maybe the titling of TV’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ is an unconscious nod to this fact? The ‘entrepreneurs’ of that show, ironically regarded as ‘business angels’, demonstrate an outstanding capacity for miserliness and greed as a feature of the show.

But, considering the state of the economy, its impossible not to see how this particular stash of money could be put to better use in these difficult times. And considering the suffering that the so-called welfare reforms have inflicted on the innocent, with the guilty getting off scot-free, its deceitful and criminal that this money should be festering there when its quite able to work and make a contribution to society. Don’t you think?

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Written by bigleyma

August 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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  1. Hmmm… it makes you wonder if more QE wouldn’t result in even more money becoming potentially available for spending into the economy. If it’s that easy, and it looks like it is, what’s all this nonsense about deficits we’ve been hearing? The stick they’re using to beat us seems to be not in the natural order of things as they’d have us believe but rather a fabrication entirely of their own making. I do believe this is fraud. Where are the cops?

    Kay Fabe

    August 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

  2. WE ARE NOT SAFE

    Let the Games begin

    When I am ill I look for a place of safety

    There is nowhere to hide

    WE ARE NOT SAFE

    A TRIUMPH FOR IDEOLOGY OVER HUMANITY

    hedleylamarr

    August 30, 2012 at 1:59 am


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