Archive for the ‘Financial Discrimination’ Category

Money’s Too Tight To Cure You

June 1, 2015
Cancer cure

Cancer conundrum

We’re seeing reports of another possible cure for cancer which is great.

But as usual, we’re already being told it might be too expensive for the NHS.

Seems to me there’s a simple answer to this. We just say that if a drug won’t be available to NHS patients, it won’t be made available privately.

I’m pretty sure the cost would fall then because the drug companies obviously want to be able to sell their product.

There was a young girl on our local news tonight who has to be on a dialysis machine for 10 hours a day. There is a drug which seems it would help, from results abroad, but again she has been told it’s too expensive. Of course if she came from a rich family that wouldn’t be an issue.

That’s not fair, it’s #FinancialDiscrimination.

Diamond Banking

April 27, 2012
Diamond Banking

Diamond Banking

Barclays shareholders meet today to decide if Bob Diamond should get his obscene bonus.

He probably will because the majority of shares are owned by other large financial institutions and they won’t want to rock their cosy boat.

The idea that small shareholders can have a major effect is a lie and I’d guess that as average people become more impoverished and start to sell off the ‘family silver’, or in this case the shares they were told would be a financial featherbed, those same financial institutions will snap them up cheaply.

Of course they can afford the time to weather the financial storm and won’t only see a return on their investment at some point but will also be shoring up their mutual self-serving interests.

One reason given on BBC Breakfast this morning for not being able to reduce bankers bonuses was that they have signed a contract which can’t be broken. Really?… we’ve heard of plenty of normal working class people who have contracts with companies but are still forced to take a wage cut or have their conditions changed just to keep their job.

The same employment laws cover everyone – it seems they only get used to the disadvantage of those who need them most… I’d call that Financial Discrimination!

Financial Discrimination

November 9, 2011
Never in the field of human economy was so much paid by so many for so few.

Financial Discrimination

Over the years we have worked to end discrimination based on race, religion, sexual alignment and gender. On the whole, the UK has been pretty successful and although there is arguably more to do, we are at least heading in the right direction.

However, there is one form of discrimination you won’t hear any Government even mention, let alone try to put a stop to. In fact it is positively encouraged.

Financial Discriminataion

I’m not talking about some people being better off than others, that will always be the case and I don’t have a problem with people aiming to improve their lives .

But Financial Discrimination is endemic in our culture.

In fact we are already aware of it but we give it different names – like inequality or unfairness. Financial Discrimination is so deeply ingrained in our world that subconsciously we can’t believe it will ever go away and like little children we cry “it’s unfair” then get on with our lives like nothing happened.

Financial Discrimination allows the super-rich to employ expensive accountants who can ‘use’ flaws in our tax laws to avoid paying millions in tax while the ordinary person is taxed at source via PAYE or has to complete forms that even the rule-makers don’t understand .

Financial Discrimination means that if you are rich and powerful, you can pay for an expensive barrister to get you off a charge on a technicality where the average person would be convicted (think footballers getting off drink/drive charges that would ruin the lives of Mr Average with a ban).

And on the subject of footballers, remember when a premier player’s home was broken into (Stephen Gerrard’s I think) and his wife threatened – there was a police officer on the main gate, officers scouring the grounds and a helicopter monitoring overhead. I  can’t imagine that kind of response if I got burgled.

And there is the underlying problem … with Financial Discrimination, a crime is treated as more serious based on the monetary value, not the impact on the victim.

Your status in society is based not on what you put in but on what you take out.

And this is why we have a country run by a ruling elite, not of those elected by us but, with their complicity, the few (the 1% ?) who manipulate the system at all levels so that they can increase their wealth and power at the expense of the majority.

To paraphrase Churchill – Never in the field of human economy was so much paid by so many for so few.