Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The Wasted Excesses on Youth
The Labour attack on Coalition cuts to basically anywhere are pretty one-dimensional and require one to ignore a rather important premise for them to be considered sensible. The argument is always that any cut to funding anywhere is hurting someone and therefore the Coalition are mean and nasty. The premise that we are to ignore is that the extra funding they splashed around to buy votes and headlines actually did anything.
They don't want you to think about this. Why? Because the concept of doing more for less is not their thing; by political alignment they like doing less for more (Big Government), because it is what the Coalition are doing (who they must Oppose), and lastly, because it points out how the terrible deficit we are left with due to their spending wasn't even worth anything.
So, before we believe the Labour mantra, have a look at previous success rates, however the may be measured, look at the increased funding, then look at the current success rates. Do this in education, umemployment, health, welfare, anywhere. Then decide if removing funds from that area actually will hurt anything other than Labour's credibility.