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Started by indlovubill on Nov 24, 2019 12:36:42 PM
What about all the lazy bastards?

Both main parties droning on about how they will help Hard Working People but what about the people who can't work, the elderly, the sick, the disabled, the carers, people with no job because there aren't any jobs? Are those people no longer considered worthy of help?

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Gotout - 24 Nov 2019 12:51:47 (#1 of 43)

But Hard Working People is a nice soundbite which is designed to appeal to people. It doesn't matter that it is just a con.

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Nov 2019 13:08:52 (#2 of 43)

Hard Working People is just politicospeak for "taxpayers" - people who don't pay tax are of no interest to them.

Tadagee - 24 Nov 2019 13:09:34 (#3 of 43)

They used to be called 'Decent law abiding hard working people'.

Tricyrtis - 24 Nov 2019 13:12:44 (#4 of 43)

Hard working families was also used.

quartus - 24 Nov 2019 13:21:22 (#5 of 43)

This Xmas, the Hon. Member for the North Pole won't have anything in his sack for the neediest.

And he's not likely to deliver for the rest of us either ...

FleurDuMal - 24 Nov 2019 13:40:09 (#6 of 43)

Hard Working People is just politicospeak for "taxpayers"

I pay tax, but it would be a push to describe myself as 'Hard Working'.

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moto748 - 24 Nov 2019 13:47:50 (#8 of 43)

That was before they started grafting away as 'wealth creators', though.

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2019 13:50:05 (#9 of 43)

Who is going to stand up for the Hard Partying Dilettantes?

That's what I want to know.

(won't be me obvs. - I have a shocking hangover ..._

RosyLovelady - 24 Nov 2019 13:51:52 (#10 of 43)

Unearned income certainly used to be considered quite a lot posher than the sort you have to work for. I expect the unearners still think so.

BasilSeal - 24 Nov 2019 13:52:44 (#11 of 43)

Hard working families was also used.



Hardworking families up and down the country , surely?

moto748 - 24 Nov 2019 13:54:10 (#12 of 43)

That was a favourite of Michael Green, as I recall.

FleurDuMal - 24 Nov 2019 13:57:49 (#13 of 43)

I think bill is quite right to stand up for the lazy bastards.

lapsedcat - 24 Nov 2019 13:59:41 (#14 of 43)

Once I inherit my father’s property and wealth I shall become a thoroughly indolent bastard. I have been in training.

lapsedcat - 24 Nov 2019 14:00:11 (#15 of 43)

Unless he leaves it to the bleedin’ cats home of course.

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browserbutton - 24 Nov 2019 14:17:05 (#17 of 43)

The PM hums a Rolling Stones favourite.

♫ Let's drink to the hard working people, let's drink to the lowly of birth

RosyLovelady - 24 Nov 2019 14:19:17 (#18 of 43)

Never heard that one. Live and learn.

moto748 - 24 Nov 2019 14:20:29 (#19 of 43)

!t's from Beggars Banquet

RosyLovelady - 24 Nov 2019 14:22:37 (#20 of 43)

That explains it.

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