How Can This System Not Collapse?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services.

    She will tell delegates that, because the public sector is seen as the key provider of everything from housing to employment, state spending now accounts for more than half Scotland’s wealth......

    Miss Davidson supported her claims by publishing figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed the average Scottish household consumes £14,151 more in public services every year than it pays in tax.

    Even the families in the middle income groups consume around £20,000 more in state spending than they contribute.

    However, those in the top 10 per cent pay £17,205 more in tax than they receive in public services.
  2. Lucrum


    The UK's debt to GDP ratio is something like 500%.

    Of course Ricter thinks that is somehow a good thing.
  3. pspr


    How can a government operate if 1 person is paying taxes to support 10? They must be printing money like crazy which will lead to hyper inflation if they ever come out of deep recession.

    Oh wait - isn't that what we're doing in the U.S. with Uncle Ben's Fed?
  4. Happening to the USA soon where living off the state becomes the norm.
  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    No, Ricter thinks it's a bad thing. He wants to see it doubled.
  6. jem


    the govt can just raise taxes and ricter's business will pass the costs on to the consumers.
  7. pspr


    Consumers don't mind. They never shop around. :D
  8. wildchild


    Soon? Its already here.
  9. Lucrum


    Don't forget Ricter Retard's petroleum business contributes to global warming. He makes up for it by turning off the office computer at night. Neat trick huh?
  10. I suppose Scotland and the UK pay for this via North Sea oil. Good thing that will never run out.
    #10     Oct 8, 2012