The language of our economic debate has become skewed towards a socialist view of the world – tax cuts are labelled as ‘cash handouts’ from the Government when they are really just letting you keep your own money; cuts to allowances or benefit entitlements are labelled as ‘taxes’ and yet they take nothing that you already have. The underlying premise is that all money is ‘public money’ when actually, there is no such thing. There is only taxpayers’ money and Government should keep its greedy hands off it.
Pure, unadulterated, grade-A bullshit. The only thing propping up the whole rotten edifice of capitalism is state and central bank intervention. Why do these people think public spending has been so high since 2008? Because the private sector is fucked and leveraged up to the gills - it's in no position to drive a recovery and just peddling Thatcherite homilies about 'getting government out of the way' in no way reflects the reality of the situation. He also repeats the fallacy that government spending is financed solely from taxation. Quite clearly, it isn't.
Imagine having this callous wanker as your GP. Jesus Christ.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.