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It’s funny, don’t you think?

It’s funny, but has it struck anyone how amazing it is that in capitalism’s latest crisis, governments can suddenly find billions, nay, trillions of dollars to buy out the ailing banks? All with taxpayers’ money of course.

Yet isn’t strange how when nurses, firefighters, teachers, et al, are forced to strike for more pay and decent conditions there’s no money in the coffers? Or when repeated calls are made to eradicate child poverty and homelessness there’s no spare cash available?

Like I said, funny that…

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  1. #1 sighmon 13 Oct 08

    laughing all the way to the..

  2. #2 Simon 14 Oct 08

    Why don't the fat cats dip into their off-shore coffers? According to NI they are hamstering $1,600 billion each year.

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Alan Hughes was a graphic artist at New Internationalist. He retired in 2014. He is a life-long socialist and trade unionist and is currently involved in the Keep Our NHS Public Campaign. He is passionate about The Beatles and has supported Aston Villa FC for over 50 years. He lives in Oxford with his daughter.

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