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Small business leaders the British Chamber of Commerce is calling for an end to protecting health spending and overseas aid. The BCC has written to Chancellor George Osborne calling for an end to protecting NHS spending in next week's budget. It accepts the need for widespread cuts but warns against protecting certain areas of …

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Like the "bigoted" woman said:

Your priorities in government are health, education, and looking after the vulnerable. Well scratch one of those then :-(

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Translation...

..we have BUPA so fuck off.

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Translation #2

There are millions of unemployed people, so forget the old, the infirm, the sick and the skint bastards overseas - we're not going to be short of staff any time soon. What we need is for you to spend money on *us*. Because we're as bad at business as you are at government. And if you don't prop up our business then we'll be like, um, poor, too. And then our whole way of life will be recked. And that's just not fair.

[Source Forum of Private Business: "16% of respondents anticipate needing support" meaning they need "finance for training...working capital...assistance with legal compliance and...support on meeting tax requirements". http://www.fpb.org/news/2334/Rising_costs_and_fears_of_tax_hikes_hitting_confidence_of_small_businesses_ahead_of_Budget.htm]

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VAT?

VAT, a massively unfair tax system which proportionately speaking, taxes poor people much more highly than rich people.

Oh right. So it's "don't tax employers, tax poor people."

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What about the Banks?

Why is nobody in government demanding the return of what the bankers took? Sure, they are chattering about some kind of tax, but guess who will get to pay that through higher rates?

"Too big to fail" has placed the whole country at risk of failure.

The banks create money from nothing (using their reserve/asset ratio) to lend to us AT INTEREST. Money is placed in circulation by the Bank of England AT INTEREST.

"Money" is (created from nothing) and lent to UK PLC to cover borrowing AT INTEREST

Money that was used to bail out these banks is lent to us again AT INTEREST.

They used the country like a casino and when they lost, the house made good on their debts then told us we'd have to forgo our way of life to make up the shortfall, AND NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT IT. AND THE BASTARDS ARE STILL GAMBLING WITH OUR FUTURES USING DERIVATIVES!

How would you like to pay another Multi Billion invoice when (not if) these gamblers lose again?

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Ring Fencing - NO!

1. Cut the number of 'managerial' hangers-on in the Health Service and let the real people run it.

2. Cut the obscene amounts being given away in so called 'overseas aid' - much of which probably does not get to those in real need - and remember, Charity begins at Home !!

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They're coming out of the woodwork...

Are any of you really surprised at this? The BCC have a willing ear for their whining, finally.

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Screw over seas aid

We can't afford it, simple as that.

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