Author Topic: Funding the Furlough with salaries of the Govt employees.  (Read 121 times)

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Funding the Furlough with salaries of the Govt employees.
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:13:05 AM »
In the UK, we seem to be running out of money to support the lockdowns.

Meanwhile, those who work for the govt are still getting a full wage, while living off a reduced expenditure, as they are not going on holiday, not going out and not having to travel to work. Many are working harder, and many are working less.

Football clubs are looking at ways of supporting the poorer clubs, and there have been some gestures from top footballers to help those below.

Meanwhile, Councils are "bleating" about not having any money to support the poorer in society, but continue to take and give a full salary. The BBC does too. I am sure there are many others.

Can we expect "charity" to move the money to where it is needed, should people be persuaded by guilt, or should it be taken from wages, or as a "Pandemic tax"?

Or am I being too much of a socialist?

Edited spelling and to add:  MOD... bet 20% of salaries we account for an extra couple of billion alone.


« Last Edit: October 17, 2020, 10:20:58 AM by Rupert »
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Re: Funding the Furlough with salaries of the Govt employees.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 01:01:00 PM »
> too much of a socialist?

No, but it'd be unrealistically hopeful to expect a change.