Jack Saturday

Monday, October 22, 2012

Anti Wage- Slavery, Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 890-892

Permit yourself to be stinking lazy.

The additional insidious suggestion by David Cameron, the cause of much mirth at Tory Conference, was that by choosing to tax this top slice less he was not gifting them a tax-break, because “when people earn money, it’s their money”.

The implication being that this money was not made using the work of low-paid people forced to claim benefits to supplement their income; not made using the roads, airports and ports we all pay for; not made by all of us buying their goods and service; not made under the protection of the same police, fire and health services we all paid for.

No. This money magically came into existence out of the very same anatomical orifice of these “doers” and “risk-takers” out of which the sun, evidently, shines. A result of their entrepreneurship and get-up-and-go; nothing else.
Alex Andreou
Asking the questions others are too intelligent to ask

 With close to 40 per cent of New Zealand adults receiving benefits now under our social assistance welfare model, it is obvious it doesn’t live up to its promoters’ billing of being a “hand up”, in any way. It is an abject failure, an indictment of the tragedy of targeted welfare
...the following package addresses what is needed to get back on this path, while ensuring no blowout of government finances.

    An unconditional basic income (UBI) for every adult – $11,000 after tax, whether you’re in the paid workforce or not. This enables more people to choose paid or unpaid work – or not to work at all. Most importantly more would be able to pursue what they want to do, rather than what financial penury forces them to do. We are a rich society so to compel people to opt for paid work or face the stigma of qualifying for a benefit has no logic.


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