Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Ben Ellerington
19 followers
19 followers
About
Communities and Collections
View all
Posts

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Is July?
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Happy indie penance day!
America: A Review
America: A Review
meganamram.tumblr.com
Add a comment...

Just read an article on the 11 ways Obamacare will benefit the US people. Strange how obvious a scam the whole medical insurance thing is when some of the loopholes have been tied up.
Then I read some of the comments on the piece. Bizarre is one word; people complaining that taxes will rise for this (0.8% for those earning over 200k), and that it will kill any motivation for people to work as they can just sponge off the system now (first off, if you can get a job ay all, good on you, the economy stinks. Secondly, this is one of those tired arguments that happens every time someone mentions benefits, but with no actual proof to back it up. We've had a welfare state for decades, and yet we haven't descended into total joblessness. We were even doing quite well until the 1% (dont tax or even think of blaming them, for God's sake!) ruined it for everyone.). Those crazy yanks...
Stockton-on-Tees
Add a comment...

Post has shared content
Lovely twist on a fairytale. Has edge in a way Grimm really doesn't.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Stockton-on-Tees
Photo
Add a comment...

This benefits thing Cameron is wheeling out seems like a "Let them eat cake" scenario. In a time when there's record unemployment, it's effectively throwing those living on benefits alone to the wolves. The private sector won't support you, and now neither will the public.
Stockton-on-Tees
Add a comment...

Ok. So I feel a little bit guilty for snagging g+ in beta then never using it. Pretty much what I did for google wave too. So, i'm going to endeavour to use g+ more than I do fb or Twitter, despite the fact it seems to be dead amongst my friends. Maybe if I start talking, someone will listen. Or will my words drift off into the uncaring void, forever unheard (and therefore never to have existed in the first place, of course)?
Do say hello if you're out there...
Stockton-on-Tees
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded