Since Austerity raised its head this page has constantly warned about what is suggested is an attack on working people, to further the cause of the elites and their lackeys. As far as ‘belt tightening’ in concerned, just whose belt is being tightened?.
Remember that what we are supposed to be in the middle of is a FINANCIAL crisis. There has never been a suggestion that the crisis is one of productivity or a crisis of job motivation or any other such thing. This crisis, if it be that, is the direct result of the finance groups being unable to balance their books. That is to extract the maximum fees, interest and privilege. It is in this way that Caesar gets paid and what is left over funds the ridiculous fees paid to CEOs and management to keep the unjust and inequitable system of capitalism afloat.
Perhaps more to the point austerity creates a slave group that can be relied on to work all their lives and sit back and watch as what they made is stolen from them as the rich get richer and their own resources continually dwindle. This whole course of conduct is achieved under the guise of incremental change coming from a parliamentary system. Nothing could be further from the truth. Politicians only look to re-election and life after parliament for themselves, the needs of working people do not enter that equation.
The level of corruption at the parliamentary scene is truly terrifying. Just about anything goes in the avaricious and greedy thrusting for self advancement by the politicians. The worst aspect of it all is the fact that all politicians are the same. Their professed political outlooks are nothing more than a sham to give working people the feeling that a group may favour their position. The exact opposite is true. Politicians exist at the beck and call of their masters the elites and all homage goes to them in this system.
If anything is left over a tiny percentage get to eat the table scraps left by the elites.
George Ikners ikners.com firstname.lastname@example.org