I'm tired of hearing George Osborne and his boss saying "We're all in this together" and that 'the people understand the cuts are necessary'. No, I don't understand. I don't understand why I should pay for the misjudgments of politicians who decided to import the US invented financial deregulation, promising me it would be the epitome of the new capitalism that was going to offer the world economic salvation. Those involved in the introduction of this not-tried-and-tested style of dealing with our financial organisations won't suffer. A 9% increase in their utility bills won't make a dent in their pocket money as they continue to award themselves bonuses for doing their jobs, even though taxpayers own swathes of their businesses. None of our current leaders have the bottle to even halt the practice within government departments.
I'm tired to being conned by the climate scam and the unfolding environmental catastrophe that awaits me unless I return to the lifestyle of my grandparents, when I consider I've donated my fair share towards reducing pollution. Scientists now suggest that 'the world should progress towards an international deal on climate change without the US' as talks kick off in Cancun with little hope of the US agreeing to cut emissions. How can an agreement be international when the most powerful country in the world refuses to agree with it? Reading the tripe, which is promoted in the MSM, makes sad reading because anyone with a modicum of common sense knows they're being brainwashed, yet the scammers are happy to continue until we're all bled dry.
I'm tired of doing my best to believe the EU is good for the country when they spend large sums of money supporting big global companies and millions of euros are siphoned off by organised syndicates. The same EU hasn't had their accounts cerified for years, yet if any small business wasn't able to produce certified accounts to HMRC they would be charged with a criminal offence.
I'm tired to trying to read with a low voltage bulb in my lamp. Of course, if I pay £10+ I can have one which distributes 'daylight'. Just a couple of years ago I could buy one of these for around 50p.
I'm tired of hearing how wonderful the NHS really is. It's not. It's average. In fact it's possibly worse than average. People who say it's wonderful haven't experienced healthcare in many other European countries. How many know of friends who have been unfortunate enough to have required hospital treatment in such as Spain, France, Switzerland or Germany coming home and saying it was wonderful and far exceeded our system? It's true. Our NHS isn't pro-patient it's pro-management. It's the sixth largest employer in the world yet it is inefficient, not because it's big - the largest employer in the world, Wal Mart, is very efficient - but it's balance has been skewed.
We educated some of our brightest to become doctors, yet we don't treat them well and they move to other countries to complete their training, taking their expertise with them. Many never return. Then we import doctors who may not even be competent in English. I've no objection having foreign doctors here, but I do object to paying to train those who are regarded world-wide as some of the best, then lose them to other countries because of our politicians' inertia.
Maybe I'm tired of seeing my dreams of a fair and decent country slowly bite the dust in my 50 years of adulthood. I'd certainly like to be proved wrong. Thankfully though I'm still not too tired to read some good, plain common sense.