saving the state money

Some believe that unadulterated privilege is OK if it saves the state money. Donald Trump saves the state money in that he doesn’t draw a salary, but should it not be made a rule that nobody could work without getting paid unless it is a voluntary position?
Nobody in an executive position should have a voluntary status; then use this status to make policies that discriminate against some parts of the population.
Since I am so surprised that the Labour Party wants to abolish private education, I am gob-smacked as well as speechless. I can support that plan. I think that people who pay into private schools simply share the resources they create only with other privileged people who can afford to pay equally as much.
Those resources are systematically withheld from poorer pupils and that therefore constitutes discrimination.

Poor students need to take out expensive student loans, for which they are charged interest whilst private schools can act as if they are charitable and avoid paying VAT.  Pupils attending private schools are privileged and have a higher chance of being admitted to the top set of social climbers.

Something is not quite right here.
The argument is right that people who go to Eaton or other private schools are not really much more clever than poorer people but they are privileged and get simply pulled through the ranks without much competition and  learn to appear confident in what they do. Children grow up more confident if they have all the gadgets around them and can boast that their parents have the bigger house, better boat and luxury cars at home.

There is talk of free personal care for over 65. That is just as well as the pension age has been rising well above that age.
The argument that all people can work till they are over the age of 70 doesn’t work in any event, there are some who are fitter and some who are not.
But reducing working hours generally down to 32 hours per week would probably indicate that through less consumerism we need to produce less and therefore will have an abundance of labour.

It will definitely become cheaper in the long run to

  1. house the homeless
  2. care for the needy
  3. reduce working hours
  4. abolish zero hours working contracts
  5. provide cheap long-term housing
  6. educate all pupils to the same high standards.

Yet I am surprised by Labour’s stance making out they are so concerned about the environment because so far it has been the Union’s policy to fight for any job regardless how environmentally damaging the product or production method was.

I’ll watch the progress of the situation.

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