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Brown would give his other eye if those bottom lines showed electorate approval.As it stands, a similar graph based on Labour's popularity at the moment would look like Kerry Katona's legs at the end of a good night out on the Lambrusco and charlie.
Piss in some fucker's chips? Those with their snouts in the trough are so busy pissing in our chips, we're starting to suffer from pissitis! And furthermore, our chips have gone all soggy.
Nope. There is a narrow class of taxpayer funded 'activities' that return a 'profit' (by whichever measure).The fact that most taxpayer-funded activities (e.g. education) show an overall loss shouldn't encourage you to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
That's just a graph of monetary Inflation.
Them Yanks should learn from our Dept of Education: the way to prevent those sort of statistics is to make the tests easier as time goes on, so that results get better in line with the increase in spending - simple!
@MarkW: please enlighten me.@Joe Public: what about the "constant 2008 dollars"?
Oops! Confused by the 1970 - 2003 data, on a graph compiled in 2009.
Like I said, our chips have gone all soggy.
What I mean is that there are 'core functions' which the state should definitely do, like police, law and order, defence, immigration controls etc. It's easy to compile the list of 'core functions', it's the sub-section of two lists, being 'Things that have to be done collectively and by force' and 'Things that add value'.Therefore, things like forcing people to carry ID cards is on the first list but not the second, ergo is not a 'core function' and shouldn't be done.The state certainly should not provide education, although I think it's OK for it to dish out 'education vouchers'.
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