Thursday, 12 June 2008

Why don't you waste your own money?

It appears that the Home Office has spent £29 million on an asylum detention centre which was never built.

I'm sorry, but I find this sickening. This is what happens when you have big government with big tax revenues and big public spending. No-one keeps track of the waste, no-one is held accountable for it, and worst of all, they know that if they go 'bankrupt', they can just force the taxpayer to bail them out.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: ordinary people work out what their income is, and then decide how they're going to spend it and stay within their budget. Governments seem to decide what they want to spend, and then think how they're going to get it.

If your ordinary Joe consistently overspends he will lose his house, go bankrupt and have all his assets taken away and his right to a bank account suspended - there are sanctions that follow from irresponsible economics. If a government consistently overspends, they just raise taxes.

Something not right.

1 comment:

Celal Birader said...

Too right. Did you also notice how the American taxpayer is being made to pay for bank bailouts over there ?