No wonder we're having a slow and steady recovery at home... 'The Banks' take too: e.g. "Barclays, Britain's third-largest bank, has reported blockbuster profits of £11.6bn for 200 9." and " HSBC make £7billion profits in six months ."
But if profits are going up, why aren't prices coming right down?
There's been more talk of benefits and the poor but for the working class, lower working class, working middle class, it is going to be just as bad. The cuts that will be seen in the public sector will have massive repercussions on average families, many of whom work in the public sector providing a service. My sister for example, has worked at a day care centre for years. She has just been given 12 weeks notice. And what about the people, many with disabilities, who use this service? Do they become isolated at home?
When public sector jobs go, many will find they are heading unemployed households, and in turn they won't be spending at the shops... will those working in shops eventually be laid off? Yet despite the threat of unemployment, the Tory-Libs are stirring up a culture of deriding people on benefits. So maybe what they talk about when they talk about money is not just about economics, but also about the social engineering of our country.