I’ve become increasingly disappointed in the Telegraph, over the last few months, as it seems to be taking an inreasingly toadying approach to our elite-appointed masters in Whitehall.
Take for instance the loaded quiz above, taken from this article.
It appears to be taking the approach of one of Obama’s controllers, Jon Favreau, who likes to present “voters” with restricted choices, in the speeches of his puppet, all of which are acceptable to the administration.
So if voters are annoyed about some hideous socialist boondoggle, the next Obama speech poses a question.
“Would you like me to raise taxes on X or taxes on Y, to pay for this programme to ensure social justice for all, in the United States?”
Given a choice, to assuage their anger, the voters choose more taxes on X, and thus their anger dissipates when Obama, at their instruction, raises taxes on X.
You can try this trick on small children, and it works well on them too. If little Johnny refuses to eat his vegetables, ask him whether he’ll eat his sprout or his parsnip, and he’ll choose one of them and eat it, happy in his knowledge that he has demonstrated control.
And so it is with that loaded quiz above. The government has run out of our money, so what is it to do? Hammer Peter, to pay Paul? Borrow more now, with the loans to be paid off with even higher taxes in future? Or adopt an attitude of “mustn’t grumble”, tug our forelocks, and continue handing over our shekels and groats to our wise masters?
Because these are, naturally, the only three possible courses of action.
Well, how about I extend the list?
Abolish all absolutely spurious goverment agencies (such as the department of business, skills, and innovation and the food standards agency)
Start privatising any government departments left, including the BBC
Start privatising all local government ‘services’
Limit all remaining government salaries to a maximum of £50,000 a year
Leave the EU and cut all subsidies and taxes feeding EU bureaucracy
Cut all government overseas ‘aid’ and leave charity to individuals
Cut all agricultural subsidies
Cut all corporate subsidies
Pull all military forces out of all foreign countries, now
Let England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland all become independent countries, and stop all cross-border subsidies