Listed below are comments made by jd6969preston between Tuesday, 21st April 2009 and Wednesday, 7th October 2009.
There seems to be a lot of people making the arguement that "it`s not fair to blame the public servants" and "why should they have to pay".
I'm not blaming the rank and file workers in the public service one bit for what`s gone on but everyone in this country has to wake and face the reality of the situation that UK Plc is in.
Public servants work for the state and in our case the state is broke!
Innocent people working in the Public Service have to face the same realities that innocent people in the private sector have been faced with for the past 12 months. I know many people in my area who are normal working folks who have been paying their bills and getting on with their business and certainly haven't played any part in the financial crisis. That hasn't prevented them from having to go to a 3 day work week or in some cases lose their jobs altogether.
why should those in the public sector be any different?
If the worse they have to suffer is a 12 month pay freeze than I think they have not done so bad - millions of other low paid workers in the private sector who have lost their jobs would snap your hand off in a second if you could offer them the same.
The long and the short of it is that the public sector is too big and too expensive for what the country can afford. This "not fair" arguement is rubbish. Since when has life been fair? If we all lived in a fair society things would be a hell of a lot different in 2009 than what they are!
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