Thursday, 30 June 2011
In an ideal world we would all like to earn more and work less for our money and it seems our unions have decided that they wish to adhere to this fantasy world whatever may happen. We as a country/world are technically speaking financially buggered! as a combination of sharp banking practise, cheap credit and profligate government have lead us to the brink of insolvency. Those of us of a more conservative nature have watched with horror as people have lived as they say 'champagne lifestyles on lemonade money' with no thought to the inevitable hangover that follows such a binge. Whatever or whoever is responsible for our financial position is now of little consequence, we just have to adjust our lives to the new economic reality and hope to emerge at some future time as unscathed as possible. Working longer and for less with more responsibility for pension provision is something many of us have had to accept recently but it seems our hard left union leaders have decided that this is the rock they will stand and fight on to try and bring down the hated conservative govt ( I say conservative here with tongue in cheek). I can only hope that the majority of hard working people realise that we live now in a not so brave new world and the promises and dreams of yesterday mean nought as we try as a country and as individuals to find our place in the financial wasteland we have landed in....oh well onwards and upwards I hope.