Opinion – Charity Warning Over Rise In UK Child Poverty – MSN News – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is right.

Child poverty is a function of an increasingly two-tier economy, whereby those at the bottom are placed on zero hours contracts or part time contracts, with the power for the employer to “stand people down”.

Below these people are benefit recipients, some of whom get Working Tax Credits and Housing Benefit or are on the old incapacity benefit plus Housing Benefit.

Then there are allegedly 5 to 7 million illegal immigrants, who work in the Black Economy or for Agricultural Gang-masters. Some of these people have additional purchased NI numbers (there are 19 million spare numbers over and above the numbers of people in the official workforce which are traded in sleazy pubs). This allows them to work and claim benefits under different aliases but never earning enough to be truly self-sufficient. The children of such people are impoverished because of these factors and the chaotic behavior and poor budgeting skills of people who fathered them and in many cases abandoned them.

In other cases the family dog (frequently a Tozer or Rottweiler) is extremely well fed and looked after in a household boasting a £1000 gbp flat screen television, a refrigerator full of cheap beer and people who fail to get up until Jeremy Kyle appears on his sleazy program and starts to insult the serial cheaters, ”players” and verminous scoundrels who he gets to appear on his show.

The children often do not get breakfast as I know from friends who teach in State Schools and have to buy these unfortunates their first meal of the day.

The Government claims great success in its policies to reduce benefit fraud and create jobs but much of the success is hollow and manufactured by statistical manipulation (1 million benefit recipients have been “sanctioned” by the DWP so they are counted as employed).

1 million workers in local authorities and the NHS now work for outsourcers, even though they are still doing the same jobs as before.

Those who have given up looking for work (about 8 million people) are counted as economically inactive so do not appear in the unemployment figures.

There are other anomalies but, of course children, cannot be wished away in the same way benefit recipients are.

John Gelmini

Opinion – In the long shadow of an aged and enraged population | The Japan Times – John Gelmini

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan.

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf is exactly right.

However, everyone is going to become enraged, not just the old.

The young, and those still at work, will have to pay more taxes and get less from the system ; the old, particularly those without money or resources, will go on expecting the state to provide when it isn’t able to.

More work will be automated, outsourced, given to robots, dealt with by cyborgs and completed with 3D printers. Extra profits will go to enrich the few while the great unwashed will be left to sink or swim.

For those who did not save, did not plan and did not think ahead, whether they are young or old, the future is neither “bright nor Orange”.

Indigenous people in the UK can expect to be a minority within 30 years and much of Western business will be owned by the Chinese, South Koreans and to a lesser extent Indians, who will be very demanding taskmasters indeed.

Before then, there will be a wider Middle East war, which will, once again, draw in the West and force the UK to rebuild its military forces, having just slimmed them down and having just left Afghanistan. That war, assuming that it can be prolonged, will get the wheels of industry turning and deal with the problem of youth unemployment.

The problem of vociferous and angry pensioners consuming more money than the country can afford will continue until the present crop of vacuous and spineless politicians is prepared to confront the more feckless and stupid of their number in a robust manner.

Sadly that time is still some way off but the implosion of the Welsh NHS some borderline English NHS Trusts and some county councils will perhaps serve as a wake up call.

John Gelmini


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