Monday, 5 December 2011

it's hard work being a driver

When the UK had its latest class crisis, the 2 million-strong
public sector strike , last week, we were looking for
public intellectuals to chime in with their opinion.

Was it right for public sector workers to keep their
good pension while the private sector was being
screwed royally? Well, some people see that public
sector workers should have no choice.
Every millionnaire has the right to criticise public
services, because he doesn't pay tax anyway.

So, Jeremy Clarkson said this about public workers:
"I'd take them outside and execute them in front of their families."He added: "How dare they go on strike when they've got these gilt edge pensions when the rest of us have to work for a living."
So, I'll tell you why Clarkson may have shot himself in the foot.
Now everybody is discussing his million dollar paycheck, while he
is himself a public servant, of sorts.
He 'works' (larks about) for the BBC, on the Top Gear show.
He prepares an hour-long show, with help, almost every week.
Maybe even 30 weeks a year.

To top it off, the UK makes everybody pay for the BBC, through
the Tv licence, which is a huge bureaucracy that breaks into
your home to see if you're watching tv.
In sane countries, this sort of public utility is paid for
through general taxation, so that the rich pay more than
Joe Sandwich Bag.
So, Joe is paying the same as Prince Charles so that we
can watch Jeremy Clarkson prance around, insulting everybody.

[it's backbreaking work, I tells ya]