“George Gideon Oliver Osborne, MP (born 23 May 1971 in Paddington, London) is a British Conservative politician. He is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, a role to which he was appointed in May 2010, and has been the Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001.
Osborne is part of the old Anglo-Irish aristocracy, known in Ireland as the Ascendancy. He is the heir to the Osborne baronetcy (of Ballentaylor, in County Tipperary, and Ballylemon, in County Waterford).
He was educated at St Paul’s School and Magdalen College, University of Oxford, before entering politics.”
Isn’t that special?
This man, truly one of the elites, has subjected the U.K. to an austerity program of huge cuts in government budgets, massive layoffs, increased taxes (for everyone but disproportionately to the poor, of course) and is now overseeing a very stagnant and depressed economy. Yesterday, however, Mr. Osbourne announced that
his austerity plan was a load of cod’s wallophe is proposing new spending measures in the form of infrastructure projects and programs to give businesses loans in order to infuse cash back into the economy and stave off another crippling recession.
I hadn’t planned on writing another political post today — except that this guy chaps my ass six ways to Sunday. Like many politicians, he is a very wealthy man who will never have to worry about fuel bills or employment. I remember when he implemented his crazy plan and I couldn’t figure out how in God’s name he was going to fix a struggling economy by cutting goverment programs, budgets, contracts, AND raise taxes on a population that is already heavily taxed. Within the year, the UK was in recession.
Mr. Osbourne, with our illustrious Prime Minister, David Cameron, gave a speech back in the spring in which he very smugly said that, while the economy is faltering, he would stay the course on the road to austerity. And then you could almost hear him whisper, “motha fuckas.”
I actually burst out laughing when I heard his speech. I’m not that smart (no, really) but even I could see what was coming down the pike if he didn’t change his course.
Well, looks like the jig is up for Mr. Osbourne’s brilliant economic budgeting. He now has to spend money — just like all the libruls said.
P.S. I hasten to add the Mr. Osbourne is financing his new spending budget by cutting welfare programs and borrowing from private pension funds.