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Pay rises of up to 29% for NHS staff are NOT paid for by the Treasury as the BBC claims but by me and it is the final straw

Tom Winnifrith
Thursday 22 March 2018

One of the big lies that our children are told in school and university and which the liberal media ram down our throats is that public sector workers are paid less than we folks in the productive sector and have had lower pay rises over the past few years. Those lies are exposed as lies with hard data as I did in my, Bath Spa lecture HERE, the "what happened next" story of which I will relay one day and which will horrify you. But the lie has worked. If enough folks repeat a lie often enough it becomes an Orwellian truth.

And thus pay rises for lower paid NHS workers of 6.5%-29% were announced. The cost will be £4 billion a year which, according to the BBC, will be picked up by the Treasury.

Oh how nice of the Treasury...there was I thinking it would be funded by tax receipts from folks like you and me or from more Government debt which will need to be serviced ( by tax receipts from folks like you and me) and maybe repaid with tax receipts from folks like you and me.

The BBC as an institutionalised Money Tree believer thinks that the Government funds everything. The Government funds nothing. It takes money from workers, businesses and consumers and then spends it, usually not very efficiently. Folks spending their own cash tend to be prudent and spend it wisely and demand value for money. The Government and its employees don't give a fuck as they are just bribing the electorate with Other People's Money.

The vast majority of tax taken by HMG comes from evil capitalists, from big business and from entrepreneurs who risk their own capital to establish businesses and, sometimes, reap the rewards from doing so. As we entrepreneurs know, the vast majority of businesses set up today will go bust within five years.

The writing is on the wall. Whether under Jeremy Corbyn or the faux Tories of May and Hammond, public sector workers who earn more than we in the private sector, have had bigger pay rises, have better pensions, more holidays, more sick pay, more days off for strikes and far more job security than we evil capitalists will get more and more pay rises to be paid for by we evil capitalists. Well not this one.

In the past two years I have successfully sold two businesses - the restaurant and the UK Investor Show. Now it is a matter of exiting smaller ones and winding down my work commitments. I really can't be arsed to work my socks off to hand more money to folks who despise me for what I do and who could not dream of working the hours I do. Enough is enough.

This is the final straw. The wind-down to a life of writing for pleasure only and concentrating on farming goats is now officially underway. 

And before any lefties out their say "good riddance" just consider that I am far from alone. There will be many other entrepreneurs feeling the same way today. Consider that and then go and read Aesop's fable of the Goose that laid the Golden egg. The problem with socialists as our greatest ever Prime Minister once observed, is that eventually they run out of other people's money.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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