What would be your solution for bringing down the UK's debt?

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  • jimbogreen 8 Oct 2013 19:28:28 88 posts
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    You've been given the bridge. What are you gonna do?

    Mine would be putting a 30k a year cap on civil servant jobs and also massively reducing the number of public sector jobs like some sort of anti-clone of Obama. The roman empire managed with only 50k civil servants, I don't see why we need millions.
  • Deleted user 8 October 2013 19:29:32
    Consolidate with a couple of payday loans.
  • Fatiguez 8 Oct 2013 19:30:42 8,762 posts
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    jimbogreen wrote:
    The roman empire managed with only 50k civil servants, I don't see why we need millions.
    lol

    show me your tits u bitch from ubisoft

  • Kostabi 8 Oct 2013 19:32:39 5,091 posts
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    Gas chambers for the long term unemployed, sick and elderly.
  • Jeepers 8 Oct 2013 19:42:02 13,314 posts
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    Inflation. Fuck pensioners.
  • faux-C 8 Oct 2013 19:44:57 9,636 posts
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    Higher taxes for the rich. A mansion tax. A clampdown on tax avoidance. Increase the minimum wage to living wage levels. etc etc

    This is a right wing troll thread though so I don't know why I'm bothering.
  • thelzdking 8 Oct 2013 19:48:12 4,413 posts
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    The OP has convinced me. We should make our whole society more like the Roman Empire, after all it seems like the most appropriate model.
  • localnotail 8 Oct 2013 19:55:26 23,093 posts
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    Scrap Trident (est. cost 97b over the next 30 years)

    Legalise weed. Taxes & jobs. Plus savings on police and prison.

    Edited by localnotail at 19:57:38 08-10-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • imamazed 8 Oct 2013 19:55:33 5,954 posts
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    Long-medium term, spend and borrow more.
  • Deleted user 8 October 2013 19:56:42
    Yeah, weed will definitely help with the country's productivity problem.
  • elhozzo 8 Oct 2013 19:59:15 352 posts
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    I don't know, sell stuff?
  • Kostabi 8 Oct 2013 19:59:21 5,091 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    Scrap Trident (est. cost 97b over the next 30 years)

    Legalise weed. Taxes & jobs. Plus savings on police and prison.
    I'd wager Trident is a better bet in usefulness than a legitimising of potheads.
  • Deleted user 8 October 2013 20:00:02
    Kick Scotland out of the UK.
  • Jeepers 8 Oct 2013 20:04:21 13,314 posts
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    SG59 wrote:
    Kick Scotland out of the UK but keep what's left of the oil. And some of the castles. They can keep Sean Connery and The Krankies.
  • Deleted user 8 October 2013 20:07:05
    I think the rich are taxed enough Tbh. Anything higher than 50% tax leaves a foul taste in my mouth. Instead I think we should somehow shift the focus to the intention instead of spending all the time closing technical loop holes. Step back from the detail and focus on the overriding facts. Do business here, you are subject to the tax. I appreciate there is a lot more to it than this...
  • RedSparrows 8 Oct 2013 20:09:01 24,235 posts
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    sell the organs of anyone who buys the Sun.
  • Deleted user 8 October 2013 20:11:41
    Jeepers wrote:
    SG59 wrote:
    Kick Scotland out of the UK but keep what's left of the oil. And some of the castles. They can keep Sean Connery and The Krankies.
    To be honest, I only said it to see those that wanted it so badly cack themselves. Think after all that fuss, now they've finally have it on the cards they're realising how much work would be needed to do it lol.
  • jonsaan 8 Oct 2013 20:14:08 25,440 posts
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    Ban reality tv and force the contestants into the workforce.

    FCUTA!

  • PhoenixFlames 8 Oct 2013 20:14:53 9,229 posts
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    Stop giving free money to people who haven't contributed anything. Simple really.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • RedSparrows 8 Oct 2013 20:36:02 24,235 posts
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    Yeah, simple!

    You go, Phoenix!
  • faux-C 8 Oct 2013 20:45:47 9,636 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Stop giving free money to people who haven't contributed anything. Simple really.
    Who, for example?
  • RedSparrows 8 Oct 2013 20:48:04 24,235 posts
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    Kids! Let's round them up!
  • PhoenixFlames 8 Oct 2013 20:51:03 9,229 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    PhoenixFlames wrote:
    Stop giving free money to people who haven't contributed anything. Simple really.
    Who, for example?
    People who have never worked for a start.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • whatfruit 8 Oct 2013 20:51:20 1,688 posts
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    Harry the North.

    bobomb wrote:
    so it's not really on her terms, it's on his terms, because she isn't real.

  • thelzdking 8 Oct 2013 20:53:59 4,413 posts
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    Cracking down on benefits would take a long time to make any meaningful impact on debt.
  • RichieTenenbaum 8 Oct 2013 20:56:04 2,226 posts
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    A tax on bigotry
  • elstoof 8 Oct 2013 21:02:14 8,306 posts
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    Blow up the people we borrowed from.
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