Dribbling little posh boy George Osborne was cut loose from nanny’s apron strings and allowed out of his inheritance funded parlour yesterday to unleash a stream of lies and abuse directed at those on low incomes.
The heir to the Baronetcy of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon made the astonishing claim that unemployment benefits of £71 a week are generous, showing just how out of touch him and his deluded party truly are. After this months benefit changes, by the time claimants have paid their bedroom tax, council tax and essential bills, many will be left with nothing at all to buy food.
Even if Gideon were telling the truth yesterday, and he wasn’t, his vile claim that 90% of working people will be better off as a result of this months social security slashing reveals little more than his utter contempt for those not born with a silver spoon rammed down their delicate throats. What the Chancellor is really admitting is that ten percent of working families will be worse off due to his Government, and those families are already the poorest in the country.
This ten percent were amongst the silent crowd of workers he hectored at as he visited a supermarket distribution depot yesterday. Many of those workers will be victims of this months benefits chaos, which applies to those in and out of work alike. And these same workers will see tax credits and housing benefits reduced in real terms year on year,wiping out any trivial gains from the raising of the tax threshold. It is little wonder that his audience remained silent and contemptuous throughout, no doubt having been threatened with the sack should they raise their voices.
Even his attempt to divide those on low incomes by talking about claimants on £26,000 a year was met with stony faces. Low paid workers in the South of England are only too aware that some claimants are forced to pay huge sums to landlords due to the chronic lack of social housing. They know this because many of them are paying the same sky high rents and are as just as dependent on fast disappearing housing benefits as any out of work benefit claimant.
In fact Osborne’s only answer to low paid workers is to brag that at least he’s destroying the lives of unemployed, unwell or disabled people as well. Picking on those least able to defend themselves seems to be a competition sport to the Bullingdon bullies in the cabinet.
But it is clearly not just those out of work that are in the Chancellor’s firing line. In truth Gideon couldn’t really care less whether those on low incomes are working – if you are poor you are scum according to the trust fund kid with a four million pound fortune.
It matters not at all that those people he has condemned to poverty are the ones who empty his bins, clean his daddy’s offices and will wipe his swollen rancid arse when he gets old. After all these aren’t real people to Gideon. In his fevered mind they are merely a servile class of plebs, only existing to do the work the rich are too lazy to even consider, like making their own beds or scrubbing their own shit from their toilets.
Gideon, David and Nick live in such pampered privilege it is unlikely they’ve ever had a sincere conservation with anyone who isn’t rich. And it is this effete bubble of privilege that has allowed the most inept fools possibly in history to fluke their way into government. This bubble means Gideon and David have little idea how talentless they are, as their bribed back-slapping city boy chums cheer their every move. Osborne got his job because the business owning class hailed him as a financial genius, yet any chinless fool could claim to be an economic expert to these clowns. All you need to say is tax the rich less and fuck the poor and the jeering toads will fete you as a hero of the upper classes.
Yet Osborne’s shambolic austerity drive has destroyed the economy and he is more determined than ever to make the poorest pay for his failure. He is not fit to run a tuck shop and yet he has been let loose on the nation’s finances. The man is utterly incompetent, but he is very, very posh. To most Tories that means he has a divine right to rule.
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