I don’t call that a recovery, George

First published in Letters by

WHEN George Osborne celebrates our ‘recovery’ he obviously overlooks the fact that we, as a country, are in debt to the tune of £1.16 trillion pounds (90 per cent of GDP) and that the annual cost of servicing the debt is £40 billion.

This is roughly £18,125 per head. Only Japan and Ireland are in more debt. Some recovery.

Alan Lewis, Tanner Row, York.

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4:07pm Sat 14 Sep 13

Maquis says...

Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach.
He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear!

So what would you do?
Perhaps a bit more austerity?

A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.
Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach. He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear! So what would you do? Perhaps a bit more austerity? A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody. Maquis
  • Score: -2

9:57pm Sat 14 Sep 13

PinzaC55 says...

Maquis wrote:
Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach.
He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear!

So what would you do?
Perhaps a bit more austerity?

A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.
If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration?
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach. He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear! So what would you do? Perhaps a bit more austerity? A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.[/p][/quote]If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration? PinzaC55
  • Score: 1

10:11pm Sat 14 Sep 13

Maquis says...

PinzaC55 wrote:
Maquis wrote:
Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach.
He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear!

So what would you do?
Perhaps a bit more austerity?

A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.
If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration?
Yes because it's a start. But what does this have to do with my point?
[quote][p][bold]PinzaC55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach. He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear! So what would you do? Perhaps a bit more austerity? A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.[/p][/quote]If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration?[/p][/quote]Yes because it's a start. But what does this have to do with my point? Maquis
  • Score: -2

10:45pm Sat 14 Sep 13

PinzaC55 says...

Maquis wrote:
PinzaC55 wrote:
Maquis wrote:
Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach.
He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear!

So what would you do?
Perhaps a bit more austerity?

A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.
If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration?
Yes because it's a start. But what does this have to do with my point?
Nothing. You didn't have a point.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PinzaC55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: Well done for intentionally misrepresenting a speach. He is saying that we are on the right track, not in the clear! So what would you do? Perhaps a bit more austerity? A recession is all about confidence. Give people bad news and they stop spending, we end up in recession. Improve the mood, and people spend money, invest, create jobs and things improve for everybody.[/p][/quote]If you got a job at McDonalds after 2 years unemployment but you still owed £1,000,000 would that be cause for celebration?[/p][/quote]Yes because it's a start. But what does this have to do with my point?[/p][/quote]Nothing. You didn't have a point. PinzaC55
  • Score: 1

11:21pm Sat 14 Sep 13

Maquis says...

I made a very clea and pretty concise point actually. Maybe try reading what s there not looking between the lines for something to moan about.
I made a very clea and pretty concise point actually. Maybe try reading what s there not looking between the lines for something to moan about. Maquis
  • Score: -1

11:37pm Sat 14 Sep 13

PinzaC55 says...

Maquis wrote:
I made a very clea and pretty concise point actually. Maybe try reading what s there not looking between the lines for something to moan about.
I suddenly feel very tired.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: I made a very clea and pretty concise point actually. Maybe try reading what s there not looking between the lines for something to moan about.[/p][/quote]I suddenly feel very tired. PinzaC55
  • Score: 1

12:09am Sun 15 Sep 13

Maquis says...

Yes you sound like it about your time.........
Yes you sound like it about your time......... Maquis
  • Score: -1

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