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(Telegraph)   British economy may be triple-dipping, forcing workers to ride bareback to work where they will face deep probing from employers   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line 33
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2013-01-05 11:09:05 PM  
Triple dipping is a euphemism now?
 
2013-01-05 11:53:42 PM  
Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.
 
2013-01-06 12:01:44 AM  
Obviously it's the fault of all those shavs.

If all the shavs get jobs as Lory drivers, then Robert's your uncle they'll have money for fish and chips (the entire British economy). That would be ace and brilliant.

/What? I'm down with the British lingo.
//Well... I did have a London Fog coat when I was a kid.
 
2013-01-06 12:10:58 AM  
More guns
 
2013-01-06 12:27:06 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Obviously it's the fault of all those shavs.


That's "chavs" mate.

Wot.
 
2013-01-06 12:50:02 AM  
Aaaaand that makes 100 greens.

/subby
//not bad for a dirty liter
///many headlines went red to bring you these greenlits
 
2013-01-06 12:50:24 AM  

kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.


What scares me is that I have you Favorited as "Knows history"
 
2013-01-06 12:52:20 AM  

Chariset: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

What scares me is that I have you Favorited as "Knows history"



You should add "Knows sarcasm/irony."
 
2013-01-06 12:54:20 AM  

kmmontandon: Chariset: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

What scares me is that I have you Favorited as "Knows history"


You should add "Knows sarcasm/irony."


Oh, I knew it was sarcastic.  Did you know I knew?  Because I'm not certain I knew you knew I know.
 
2013-01-06 12:58:13 AM  

Chariset: kmmontandon: Chariset: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

What scares me is that I have you Favorited as "Knows history"


You should add "Knows sarcasm/irony."

Oh, I knew it was sarcastic.  Did you know I knew?  Because I'm not certain I knew you knew I know.



... you know what, instead of dividing by zero, I'm just going to keep drinking.

It's for the best.
 
2013-01-06 01:31:25 AM  

lohphat: That's "chavs" mate.


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-01-06 01:32:33 AM  

The Repeated Meme: Aaaaand that makes 100 greens.

/subby
//not bad for a dirty liter
///many headlines went red to bring you these greenlits


It's worth going on TF once to see your batting average. And maybe see if anyone commented.

/once had a submission that wasn't greened, but allowed me to see comments because the admins thought it was a great find -- just not awesome enough for green
 
2013-01-06 01:43:43 AM  

The Repeated Meme: Aaaaand that makes 100 greens.

/subby
//not bad for a dirty liter
///many headlines went red to bring you these greenlits


sincere congratulations. we're gettin laid tonite!
 
2013-01-06 01:49:21 AM  

kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.


I concur.
 
2013-01-06 01:56:35 AM  

MurphyMurphy: lohphat: That's "chavs" mate.

thatsthejoke.jpg


U 'avin' a giggle, mate?
 
2013-01-06 02:45:25 AM  
All this fighting over British stylized English makes me just glad the British gave the prevailing name to the 'Goth' scene. I don't think it would have survived since 1979 and still surviving today if we called it "Death Rock" (American nomenclature), especially after what blame was put on Goths after Columbine.
 
2013-01-06 06:46:33 AM  

kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.


I assume you think that more government spending is the answer. If so, how much? And then, even if it works, what do you do? Let's say they borrow and spend an extra $2 trillion per year for 5 years (on top of the ~$2 trillion "normal" deficit), and it works (low unemployment, high wages, high GDP, etc.) If you then balance the budget, you have to cut $4 trillion per year in spending (and cut millions of government/contractor jobs), and you're right back where you started from, except your debt is $36 trillion. If deficit spending is the answer, you can NEVER end it, and you'll have to spend more and more every year... for EVER. It's not possible. In the end, the house of cards collapses. We're very near the end.
 
2013-01-06 06:50:30 AM  

MurphyMurphy: lohphat: That's "chavs" mate.

thatsthejoke.jpg



thatsthejouke.jpg
 
2013-01-06 07:12:50 AM  

Practical_Draconian: The Repeated Meme: Aaaaand that makes 100 greens.

/subby
//not bad for a dirty liter
///many headlines went red to bring you these greenlits

It's worth going on TF once to see your batting average. And maybe see if anyone commented.

/once had a submission that wasn't greened, but allowed me to see comments because the admins thought it was a great find -- just not awesome enough for green


Yes. Good to see some of my reds with comments because....

KrispyKritter: The Repeated Meme: Aaaaand that makes 100 greens.

/subby
//not bad for a dirty liter
///many headlines went red to bring you these greenlits

sincere congratulations. we're gettin laid tonite!


Thanks for the TF buddy! Much appreciated
 
2013-01-06 09:09:02 AM  

DrPainMD: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

I assume you think that more government spending is the answer. If so, how much? And then, even if it works, what do you do? Let's say they borrow and spend an extra $2 trillion per year for 5 years (on top of the ~$2 trillion "normal" deficit), and it works (low unemployment, high wages, high GDP, etc.) If you then balance the budget, you have to cut $4 trillion per year in spending (and cut millions of government/contractor jobs), and you're right back where you started from, except your debt is $36 trillion. If deficit spending is the answer, you can NEVER end it, and you'll have to spend more and more every year... for EVER. It's not possible. In the end, the house of cards collapses. We're very near the end.


Umm... What country are you talking about, dude? Britain's debt is barely over $1 trillion with an under $200 billion deficit. US debt is at ~$16 trillion with a ~$1 trillion deficit. Not even Greece, widely panned as in dire straits, has a $34 trillion debt - they clock in at under $1 trillion.
 
2013-01-06 09:12:46 AM  

starsrift: DrPainMD: [words and math]

Umm... What country are you talking about, dude? Britain's debt is barely over $1 trillion with an under $200 billion deficit. US debt is at ~$16 trillion with a ~$1 trillion deficit. Not even Greece, widely panned as in dire straits, has a $34 trillion debt - they clock in at under $1 trillion.


Oh, I see where you got the $36 tril number from, n/m. And you're babbling about US debt, instead of British debt, and using bad data.
 
2013-01-06 10:05:01 AM  
Austerity smothers economies and is awesome for lowering living standards of, making desperate, and immiserating the proles. Which is exactly why the rich and elite stay that course - they've got theirs so fark you.

Guillotines are quickly becoming the only solution.
 
2013-01-06 12:22:55 PM  

Chariset: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

What scares me is that I have you Favorited as "Knows history"


Add, "doomed to repeat it anyway" to that.
 
2013-01-06 01:00:22 PM  
A bareback ride to work and a deep probing from employers?

Who'd have thought thirty year ago we could have such luxury?

In them days we was glad to be whipped as we crawled to work, and our only food or drink for the day was when our boss spit in our faces.


/And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.
 
2013-01-06 03:23:44 PM  
Damn Unions!
 
2013-01-06 03:26:42 PM  

El Pachuco: MurphyMurphy: lohphat: That's "chavs" mate.

thatsthejoke.jpg

U 'avin' a giggle, mate?


I think he is aquiring the urine, actually...
 
2013-01-06 03:30:10 PM  
Didn't Britain implement many of the economic policies that the Republicans wanted to implement here?
 
2013-01-06 05:59:04 PM  

starsrift: DrPainMD: kmmontandon: Clearly, what's needed is more austerity.

If the economy continues to get worse, the austerity wasn't harsh enough, and must be increased.

I assume you think that more government spending is the answer. If so, how much? And then, even if it works, what do you do? Let's say they borrow and spend an extra $2 trillion per year for 5 years (on top of the ~$2 trillion "normal" deficit), and it works (low unemployment, high wages, high GDP, etc.) If you then balance the budget, you have to cut $4 trillion per year in spending (and cut millions of government/contractor jobs), and you're right back where you started from, except your debt is $36 trillion. If deficit spending is the answer, you can NEVER end it, and you'll have to spend more and more every year... for EVER. It's not possible. In the end, the house of cards collapses. We're very near the end.

Umm... What country are you talking about, dude? Britain's debt is barely over $1 trillion with an under $200 billion deficit. US debt is at ~$16 trillion with a ~$1 trillion deficit. Not even Greece, widely panned as in dire straits, has a $34 trillion debt - they clock in at under $1 trillion.


I'm talking about the US (yes, I know the article was about GB, but I don't give a damn about GB and the original post was about government spending and the economy in general). Also, the U.S. deficit is closer to $1.5 trillion, and I never said we have a $34 trillion debt, but that we will if we continue this idiotic "stimulus" garbage. Was it really that hard to understand?
 
2013-01-06 07:27:34 PM  

DrPainMD: I'm talking about the US (yes, I know the article was about GB, but I don't give a damn about GB and the original post was about government spending and the economy in general). Also, the U.S. deficit is closer to $1.5 trillion, and I never said we have a $34 trillion debt, but that we will if we continue this idiotic "stimulus" garbage. Was it really that hard to understand?


I'm so very glad you agree that those who benefit most from the system and are able to pay, must pay a higher tax rate. They're paying their employees so little, the government must subsidize their labor costs for their employees to meet basic needs. It only stands to reason that they balance this out with higher taxes on their exceptionally high income.

Let's be honest: the restoration of Clinton tax rates would cost a household with $500,000 annual income a whopping $11,500. If they earn that much money, great for them. But they view that $11,500 as a cheap weekend in Vegas while a poor family views it as a year's worth of rent and utilities. Priorities.
 
2013-01-06 08:26:21 PM  

HighZoolander: A bareback ride to work and a deep probing from employers?

Who'd have thought thirty year ago we could have such luxury?

In them days we was glad to be whipped as we crawled to work, and our only food or drink for the day was when our boss spit in our faces.


/And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.


Luxury!

In our day 'e only way to get to work was to be pushed down a great rocky cliff, screaming as we got all cut up n bruised. When we got there all we was fed was salt from 'e salt mines we was workin which got rubbed into our wounds and all we 'ad to drink was vinegar from 'e boss's rusty canteen and we loved it!

/Kids these days wouldn know comfort if it up an bit em
 
2013-01-07 06:48:43 AM  

HighZoolander: A bareback ride to work and a deep probing from employers?

Who'd have thought thirty year ago we could have such luxury?

In them days we was glad to be whipped as we crawled to work, and our only food or drink for the day was when our boss spit in our faces.


/And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.


Crawled to work and spat in your face?

Luxury!
 
2013-01-07 06:53:39 AM  

djseanmac: DrPainMD: I'm talking about the US (yes, I know the article was about GB, but I don't give a damn about GB and the original post was about government spending and the economy in general). Also, the U.S. deficit is closer to $1.5 trillion, and I never said we have a $34 trillion debt, but that we will if we continue this idiotic "stimulus" garbage. Was it really that hard to understand?

I'm so very glad you agree that those who benefit most from the system and are able to pay, must pay a higher tax rate. They're paying their employees so little, the government must subsidize their labor costs for their employees to meet basic needs. It only stands to reason that they balance this out with higher taxes on their exceptionally high income.

Let's be honest: the restoration of Clinton tax rates would cost a household with $500,000 annual income a whopping $11,500. If they earn that much money, great for them. But they view that $11,500 as a cheap weekend in Vegas while a poor family views it as a year's worth of rent and utilities. Priorities.


Unfortunately those extra dollars you crave from those folks won't go to help the poor, they'll go to help a startup solar motorcycle company that will just go under in 10months and all of that money will have been crammed deep into the pockets of the CEO.

But keep living that dream.
 
2013-01-07 08:18:18 AM  

jaybeezey: Unfortunately those extra dollars you crave from those folks won't go to help the poor, they'll go to help a startup solar motorcycle company that will just go under in 10months and all of that money will have been crammed deep into the pockets of the CEO.

But keep living that dream.


"Both sides are bad" is a losing argument.

I'd rather we fund experimental energy production in earnest than throw money at defense weaponry our military leaders specifically say we don't need. We should have started saying "oh sh**!" the moment the Saudi's got wise to diversifying their revenue stream.
 
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