Monday, 26 June 2017

The UK is already socialist - duh!

There's some legitimate trolls out there that know full well we're a democratic socialist country, but there are also quite a lot of people who seem to run from the word, as though it's poison. Copy-pasted below a solid explanation for reference.

It seems in general people do not understand that they have Democratic Socialist principles.

1.) Sending your child to a non-private school is Socialist.
2.) Paying for healthcare via National Insurance and using the NHS is Socialist.
3.) Having free access to the legal system is Socialist.
4.) Being paid a wage that covers your costs, a fair wage is Socialist.
5.) Expecting a state pension, paying into one, and being paid one is Socialist.
6.) Having access to Social Security, the welfare state is Socialist.
7.) Having an affordable transport system is Socialist.
8.) Having protected areas like National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Socialist.
9.) Going for your Sunday walk.....being able to have the right to freely roam across broad swathes of this land via footpaths and bridle ways is Socialist.
10.) Believing that there should be affordable housing built by the State is Socialist.

Now talking to people, it seems that most people expect these things, and take them for granted. But they say that they are not Socialist, as if it's a dirty word. I say, but if you believe in these things, if you want them, then you are Socialist! It certainly makes them think. When I explain that Labour now at last has a true Democratic Socialist leader again, and tell them that Clement Attlee, officially Britain's greatest Prime Minister, created most of the above, and is much like Jeremy Corbyn, it certainly makes them think.

95 percent of people under Labours manifesto will see NO TAX RISES!!
Atos, G4S paid no corporation tax last year despite carrying out £2 billion of taxpayer-funded work

If anyone wants to pay me £150,000 a year, I'll happily give up £5425 a year extra for a better society. If you disagree with that idea, you may know the price of everything but you know the value of nothing.

Let's Talk Tax

This is how taxable income for someone earning over £80k pa is broken down in real terms. Is an extra £62.50 per month too much to ask to help the NHS and education of our children? (Example figures based on 95K a year salary).

Feel free to copy and paste to your status if you agree.

[ Anne Callaghan ]

Rise, like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number!
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you:
Ye are many—they are few!

[ Percy Bysshe Shelley ]

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