Britain can no long afford to pay the extortionate cost of the welfare state. “…state handouts (£207 billion a year) mop up every penny we pay in income tax (£155 billion a year).” “A hesitant plan to cap future increases was met with angry hostility by many in politics and the media.” Sounds a lot like here, doesn’t it? And they’ve already raised taxes to make the rich pay their “fair share”, which “unexpectedly” did not fix anything.

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Kip Hooker January 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

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Ask Krugman and Obama . . . they’ll tell you that the only problem is that enough money hasn’t been spent on the welfare state to make it affordable.

Sidekick January 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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You don’t suppose that there is a connection between the effort toward civilian disarmament and the impending economic collapse? I mean it all could be a coincidence, right?

poppajoe49 January 15, 2013 at 6:37 am

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It’s an “unexpected” coincidence.

GhostntheMachine January 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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Oh come on, you conspiracy theorist you!

PsychoDad January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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Yup, we gotta SPEND SPEND SPEND our way back to prosperity!

Jim Stewart January 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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Just mint a trillion pound coin.

CO2Insanity January 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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Who’s going to pick it up. That’s heavy!

PsychoDad January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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*blows raspberry*

RKae January 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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How ’bout that giant penny that Batman always had in his Bat-Cave’s trophy room?

I was going to put a link to a pic of the giant penny, but a picture of Yvonne Craig came up on the image search, and I instantly forgot about the damned penny, so I’m putting that here instead:

http://dinosaurgiantpenny.tumblr.com/image/9274898726

flashingscotsman January 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

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That works just fine.

GhostntheMachine January 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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No kidding, talk about adolescent fantasies flooding back with a passion.

Missile Command January 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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Well then, by royal decree, king O the 1st dispatches two wizards of finance, Doodler Lew and Bennie B, to show them how to print more Obama money to pay for things.

poppajoe49 January 15, 2013 at 6:39 am

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And has it all overseen by (vomit) Krugman.