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Friday, 17 May 2013

The real 'parasites' in our society - million lives ruined !

Conservative & Liberal Democrat ministers - guilty as charged by the 'people' for leaving
lives "in tatters" - unemployment has soared to a staggering 2.52 million.

Britain's trade unions unleashed a chorus of condemnation as 15,000 more workers joined the dole queue in the first quarter of 2013.

The Office for National Statistics figures showed the jobless total had risen for the third quarter in a row, now standing at 7.8 per cent.

Unemployment is higher than when the coalition took power three years ago, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) pointed out, demanding new policies to stop the rot.

And those in work saw their total pay go up just 0.4 per cent in the last year, a rise quickly chomped up by CPI inflation of 2.8 per cent.

The regular pay rise of 0.8 per cent is the lowest since comparable records began in 2001.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said in a press release that fast-rising prices meant workers' pay packets were "taking a hammering." She said: "It's no wonder the economy is struggling when people in work are getting poorer every month."

Unite the Union said youth unemployment - at 20.7 per cent - was a "disgrace" and demanded a U-turn to create jobs. General secretary Len McCluskey said: "Today's jobless figures confirm that David Cameron and George Osborne have nothing to offer but more of the same - lashings of austerity in a low-wage economy.

"Their polices, that have benefited the rich and powerful so generously, are leaving the lives of ordinary people in tatters."

Public-sector union UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis called on the government to scrap its damaging austerity measures "before it's too late."

The real 'parasites' in our society  - this patronising & contemptuous coalition of fools tries to absolves itself of responsibility for the level of unemployment and transfers the onus onto the jobless themselves, feeding an image of feckless families refusing to work rather than portraying the reality of a capitalist system that cannot provide the number of jobs necessary.

Contrast that with the tens of billions of pounds not received every year from wealthy individuals and corporations by dint of government-approved tax avoidance schemes, including the use of tax havens. The government has promised to crack down on "aggressive" tax avoidance, which David Cameron & Downing Street calls "inappropriate," but it is difficult to square this with his government's constant staff reductions at HMRC.

Certainly there has been no top-level campaign to abolish offshore tax havens, over half of which are subject to the Crown. But barely a day passes without the right-wing mass media running flesh-crawling stories about claimants, often born overseas, ripping off the taxpayer.This one-sided approach underpins the symbiotic relationship between media and politicians, encouraging unscrupulous politicians to make it up as they go along to peddle the anti-working class agenda they share.

In CONCLUSION: The government should immediately increase social benefits instead of cutting them. This together with an increase in the minimum wage would do more to boost demand in the economy and create jobs. The building of a million more council houses would immediately create 100,000 jobs.

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