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I believe that politicians think that they are the only people in the world; they don't really care about anybody else, they just lie and tax the people more. What about taxing the rich more, not the poor? However, that's how they live. They live by taking it all but never giving what they promised; we should've known that they would be trouble, behind that glisten of what looked like a promise.
No matter how much you beat us black and blue with taxes until we go numb so that you can't can't squeeze any more out of us, when you visit the devil tell him I said “hey”. When you're back where you came from, I'll be sitting in your place; because you are a mad prime minister; that's because it's the way you are, but you smile in my face trying to scare me. trying to make a mark out of me but it won't work.
Hey! Slow it down. What more do you want from me? There might have been a time that we trusted you, but at the time I don't, and here we are. I can plainly see now; you are just money grabbers like the rest of them, people are trying to make names for themselves but you just messed them up. They need to a second to breathe. Yet you just keep on coming around thinking that there's nothing wrong. There might have been a time when we would let you slip away. I just don't think we would even try now; you can't even save our lives, with all the promises that you have made.
From my Twitter feed by The Independent; how can you possibly ban rip off charges on credit and debit cards? There's always a catch 22 with politics. I don't even remember the last time they tried to ban it. It would be nice, to be honest. If the rumours are true then it would be amazing and we can save a bit more money but I don't think this is possible right now.
Whatever comes out of the mouths of politicians is never going to stick. For example, remember me talking about Grenfell Tower going up in flames back in June? They still haven’t received money or new homes. They are still in accommodations that they have been put in by the council and the government. That's causing the hotels pounds in profit and such. Unless the government is paying for it but then again you never know for certain what they are doing, or if they are saying one thing and doing the other.
I just researched more about our money crisis; there is a sharp rise in personal loans, which could pose a massive danger to the UK economy. The Bank of England has issued warnings about this.
Loans like car loans, credit card balance transfers and personal loans have increased by 10% over the past year, the Bank's financial stability director Alex Brazier said.
"In contrast household incomes have risen by just 1.5%", he said. "Household debt - like most things that are good in moderation - can be dangerous in excess", Mr Brazier said. Mr Brazier, in a speech to the University of Liverpool's Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, added that this increase in debt was "dangerous to borrowers, lenders and, most importantly from our perspective, everyone else in the economy". He warned that High Street banks were at risk of entering "a spiral of complacency" about mounting consumer debt levels. "Lending standards can go from responsible to reckless very quickly. The sorry fact is that as lenders think the risks they face are falling, the risks they - and the wider economy face - are actually growing," Mr Brazier added. Mr Brazier hinted that the Bank of England could force banks to take further safeguards against the risk of bad debts if it was deemed necessary." Read more here.