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How fast can the Government spend your money?


£22,218 / second
= £1,333,080 / minute (
£22,218 x 60)
= £79,987,800 / hour (
£1,333,080 x 60)
= £1,919,635,200 / day (
£79,987,800 x 24)
= £31 / person / day (
£1,919,635,200 / 62,000,000)
= £11,300 / person / year (
£31 x 365)

= £45,200 / family of 4 / year

From: http://youtu.be/jiKH6a6SpRs

Via: http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/home/2012/03/fast-government-spend-money.html

Every day the Government spends huge amounts of your money, paid for with irresponsible borrowing and ruinously high taxes. Too much is wasted, but the sums involved can make it hard to appreciate just how much is spent.

To help get our heads around the scale of public spending, we’ve put together a short video illustrating how time really does equal money – your money.

Well, how about this? In the time it takes this Porsche 911 to go from 0 to 60, the Government could have bought one. That’s £22,218, every second.

You’re paying for prisons. You’re paying for war.
You’re paying for lobotomies. You’re paying for law.
You’re paying for their order. You’re paying for their murder.
Paying for your ticket to watch the farce.
Knowing you’ve made you’re contribution
. To the systems fucked solution,
To their political pollution. No chance of revolution.
No chance of change. You’ve got no range.
Don’t just take it. Don’t take their shit.
Don’t’ play their game. Don’t take their blame.
USE YOUR OWN HEAD. Your turn instead.
It’s not apologise. It’s not economise.
It’s not make do. It’s not pull through.
It’s not take it. It’s not make it.
It’s not just you. It’s not madmen.
It’s not difficult. It’s not behave.
It’s not, oh well, just this once.
It’s fucking impossible.
It’s fucking unbearable.
It’s fucking stupid.
FUCKING STUPID.
[Crass (the band) “You Pay” lyrics)

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Crass: “Do They Owe Us A Living?” lyrics


Further to the last post, here’s the lyrics to Crass’ “Do They Owe Us A Living?” (1977). I’ve highlight those phrases of significance to me in red:

Fuck the politically minded, here’s something I want to say,
About the state of nation, the way it treats us today.
At school they give you shit, drop you in the pit,
You try, you try, you try to get out, but you can’t because they’ve fucked you about.
Then you’re a prime example of how they must not be,
This is just a sample of what they’ve done to you and me.

Do they owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
OF COURSE THEY FUCKING DO.

Don’t want me anymore, cos I threw it on the floor.
Used to call me sweet thing, I’m nobody’s plaything,
And now that I am different, they’d love to bust my head,
You’d love to see me cop-out, they’d love to see me dead.

Do they owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
OF COURSE THEY FUCKING DO.

The living that is owed to me I’m never going to get,
They’ve buggered this old world up, up to their necks in dept.
They’d give you a lobotomy for something you ain’t done,
They’ll make you an epitomy of everything that’s wrong.

Do they owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
OF COURSE THEY FUCKING DO.

Don’t take any notice of what the public think,
They’re so hyped up with T.V., they just don’t want to think.
They’ll use you as a target for demands and for advice,
When you don’t want to hear it they’ll say you’re full of vice.

Do they owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
Of course they do, of course they do.
Owe us a living?
OF COURSE THEY FUCKING DO.”

Although I’m still inspired by the band, no one owes me a living.

 
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