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Gordons Two Nations Policy

Public sector shielded as unemployment hits 2 million - Times Online
A growing divide between a burgeoning public sector and struggling private sector emerged yesterday as figures showed that the number of people out of work rose above two millions in January – the highest level since Labour came to power in 1997.
The number of people signing on for unemployment benefits rose by 138,000 last month – the fastest rate since 1971. Meanwhile, jobs and pay are still rising in the public sector. Official figures show that 30,000 jobs were created in the public sector last year, with 105,000 lost in the private sector.
The gap between the growth in pay in the public and private sectors rose to a record 4.8 per cent. As companies slashed salaries and bonuses, earnings in the public sector continued to rise faster than inflation. Public sector pay rose by 3.7 per cent in the year to January 2009. Private sector pay fell by 1.1 per cent in that period. Inflation is currently at 3 per cent.
The figures reveal that 21,000 extra NHS staff and 5,000 public adminstrative staff were recruited in the last three months of 2008.

And for how much longer do you plan to continue to milk the cash cow without allowing it access to food and drink? Do you think it will die or turn on you first?

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Disgraceful figures. What on earth do we need all those extra NHS staff for? We were just doing just fine without them.

Wow! In addition to:
Financial imprudence on an epic scale
Making the UK the worst-affected major economy in the current recession
Saddling our kids and grandkids with massive debt
Printing money so that we get that Weimar Republic feeling
Wrecking our personal pension system
Trying to build up the public sector to North Korean levels
Gordon is now creating a new social division: those in the cushy private sector, whose pay and pensions come out of the pocket of people hanging on to their jobs (and sometimes with no pension of their own).

Please end this disaster of Government soon!

What never ceases to amaze me is Bown's apparent lack of appreciation that this army of unproductive public sector employees are paid out of the taxes levied on successful businesses and their employees.

What will he and his fellow economic illiterates do when those businesses are no longer able to pay the taxes which support the salaries of their feather-bedded public sector cousins and the country's maxed-out credit card is rejected by international creditor countries such as China?

We are all destined for the workhouse...

30,000 jobs were created in the public sector last year, with 105,000 lost in the private sector

Just goes to show how useless the private sector is, and how great the public sector is, innit?

;-)

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