Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Liberals' New Discovery: Money Is Good

Remember the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey ? The primates stumbling around doing monkey stuff until one of them realises he can use a bone as a tool, thereby setting in motion the evolution of human culture ? Liberals have just picked up the bone. Their revelation is that people are motivated by money. Crazy, but it could just be true! This has prompted a Liberal think tank to come out against perverse incentives in the tax and welfare system which punish those who work hard.

Just kidding!

No, what the Liberals have concluded is what they always conclude: more pay for public sector workers. Is there anything in Liboland which isn't evidence of the desperate need to throw more money at the social working classes ? As Snafu says, couldn't we get the same effect by cutting the pay of the rest ?

You have to admire the chutzpah though. Liberals have spent years describing everyone in the private sector who makes more than £6 per hour as fat cats while waxing lyrical about the selfless Mother Teresa's in the public sector. Now, it turns out that the only way you can get medics to treat people from the ugly part of town is to bribe them. Very alturistic!

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