They say that apparently I am 80% wealthier than I was ten years ago.
I checked my bank balances and they are much the same. If anything there is a slight trend towards the red.
I checked my loans. I didn’t have any ten years ago but I do now [for the car]. So that’s a debit, but the car is now an asset. But the car has depreciated since so it’s still a minor net loss.
My income has increased a bit with the new carer allowances but there is no way that they almost doubled my income. Take into account the new taxes and the increased taxes and I am a lot worse off.
So how the fuck do they reckon I have benefited so much?
Of course the house has appreciated in value in the last ten years. However I don’t know what it was worth ten years ago, and I haven’t a clue what it’s worth now. It possibly has doubled in value since the low point of the recession but that means absolutely nothing. Zilch. Meaningless.
So there is my 80% increase and it is fuck all use to man or beast. So far as I am concerned the Manor could be worth a million or a tenner. It doesn’t matter a damn to me how much it’s worth until such a point as I decide to sell, which I have no intention of doing. If it goes on the market it does actually have a value decided between myself and the buyer, but not before that.
So the State gloats how well off I am and tells me how much they have done for the country’s finances.