A thought has occurred to me, whilst watching lefties witter on about the “awful waste” that was the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
This was government spending, the kind of spending the same lefties are calling for more of, to build bridges to nowhere, Potemkin villages and “infrastructure” that no-one needs or want.
How is pissing money away on a Jubilee celebration any different or any less wasteful than say, the HS2 railway line? Public servants are still being paid to man the streets, fly planes, drive horse and carriage, etc. The fuel for the jets is still being pad for. Businesses lining the Thames have made a killing.
I can’t really see why how government pisses your money away in something pointless makes any difference – it’s either all waste or it’s all investment, surely?
Or is it, as ever, that when it’s pissed away on “approved” things, it’s good, but when it’s pissed away on things that you don’t approve of, it’s suddenly recognised for what it really is?