They are fucking at it again.
They are whining and whinging on about how we must “all take the pain”.
I was down in the village earlier, and one of the shops had its radio on, and that’s how I heard them. Now I have to buy the shopkeeper a new radio. Fuck! He should bill the gubmint, as it’s all their fault.
Let me tell you about taking the pain.
I started work at £10 a week. Yes – that’s not a typo – ten miserable quid a week.
I then proceeded to fight my way up the ladder of success, getting up and going to work in miserable fucking weather, day in and day out. For years I worked outdoors in an environment that would now probably be banned by the Elf and Safety mob, as it involved working at heights and a LOT of brute labour.
I went to work whether I wanted to or not, and usually I didn’t. I suffered having to work with and for idiots. I paid all my taxes and struggled financially. I took more abuse than I gave and generally I took the pain.
I am retired now. I am retired from having to wake every day in the small hours. I am retired from the toil sweat and the abuse.
I am retired from taking the pain, yet they are now imposing a Universal Social Charge on me. What do I get for this charge? NOTHING. They are skimming my pension to give my money to others.
When the good times came and the bubble grew, I didn’t move house. I didn’t buy a holiday pad on the continent. I didn’t buy a four wheel drive. In fact I didn’t upgrade my car at all. So when the crash came, I hadn’t benefitted from it in any shape or form. So give me one good fucking reason why I should pay a red cent towards the mess that other fuckers have made.
I see their latest little gimmick is to take away free passports for the over 65s.