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If a man can play away without detection,

If a woman holds a map you know she’s lost;

If a man is lost he’ll never ask direction,

But cannot help but ask how much it cost.


If a shower of steaming shit from a skunk’ll

Make you smell much sweeter than a rose;

If my auntie had a prick she’d be my uncle;

If you’d fingers on your feet then they’d be toes.


Said Cloughie, “If The Game’s about the Long Ball

Then God'd put the pitches in the sky”

When Osborne says, “We’re in this for the long haul”

If a politician’s mouth moves it’s a lie.




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John Coopey

Thu 17th Dec 2015 00:18

I would certainly welcome a greater spend on those other areas you cited, MC, but not from the health budget. Welfare I don't understand, not having an informed opinion on it (as i suspect many of its supporters don't). Personally I would be happier to pay more tax to fund the areas you cite.
My last line I don't really buy into - it's just a good saying bought into by those who have never had to make hard decisions.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 16th Dec 2015 22:03

JC - to take up your point about taxation.
I would reverse and redress the %s paid to welfare and health.
There are thirteen other debits shown on my own tax
summary, including environment, education, national debt
interest, housing and utilities, transport, and defence.
For a start, the amount paid to environment is nearly
fifteen times LESS that the welfare debit; that paid
to education down to half that sum; that paid to the
national debt interest five times less; that paid to
housing and utilities over sixteen times less; that paid
to transport over eight times less, and that paid to
defence nearly five times less.
Any of these would obtain my approval for a substantial
redress in my pensioner's tax burden, in particular the
environment, education and housing/utilities.
Well, you asked...:-))

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John Coopey

Wed 16th Dec 2015 16:14

I suppose it begs the question, MC, "What would you want your tax spent on?"

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 15th Dec 2015 23:38

My tax return arrived recently. The "welfare" debit was
the largest slice of the cake - around 25%, with "health"
second at app. 20%. The listed other social essentials to which I still contribute in my pensioner's existence fell way behind these two to make up the remaining 55% or so
of the amount paid. There is surely a need to address this unworkable state of affairs, and the sooner the better if
the shit is not to hit the proverbial fan...and I don't mean
the footie variety. :-)

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John Coopey

Tue 15th Dec 2015 11:01

Thanks, Tommy. "My best yet" doesn't have a lot to beat!

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 15th Dec 2015 09:33

Sorrel and worrel (what will)?! Your best yet John.

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John Coopey

Mon 14th Dec 2015 21:35

Thanks, Harry. Yes, "skunk'll" took a bit of knocking in to rhyme with"uncle".
(But "shit'll" and "it'll" are pretty good too)

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 14th Dec 2015 20:49

John, I once did `shit`ll` and `It`ll` but I bow to skunk`ll
and uncle.

(The whole point of Osborne trying to grab that benefit money - which he will get anyway later - was to fix it in time for the next election...but he got his eye blacked)

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