Facts speak louder than statistics

Monday, 9 December 2013

They Don’t Care.

When it comes to discussing Government decisions and the implication of those decisions some people seem to suspend their disbelief when they discuss it.

A decision or a course of action is taken by the Government and when the results of that decision aren’t as advertised and/or have some adverse affect many people will discuss what the politicians have implemented, some people start off their sentence about the politicians with “Didn’t they realise that when they…...”

As in:

“Didn’t they realise that when they raised the tax on pre-mixed drinks teenagers would just mix their own and end up drinking more???”

“Didn’t they realise that when they made this budget it would be of no benefit to pensioners, many of whom are struggling???”

“Didn’t they realise that when they do things that cost jobs some people will lose everything???”

These questions are then followed by anguished discussion which seems to cloud the issue and effectively dodge what I believe to be the real answers to the ‘Didn’t they realise’ question and its follow on questions. So here are the questions with what I believe are the correct answers.

“Didn’t they realise that when they (insert decisions or policy here)”.

Yes, they realise exactly what the consequences are of their decisions and policies.

“Why would they do it?”

Because there is some gain for themselves, usually on a personal or ideological level.

These two questions are sometimes followed by another question which is usually asked during the anguish period, “Don’t they care?”

And the answer I believe is quite simply ‘no’.

So the next time you’re caught in a discussion about the latest political decision remember these three answers to the usual three questions,

“Didn’t they realise…..?”


“Why would they do it?”

“They have something to gain.”

“Don’t they care?”


Politicians aren’t just making decisions blindly, hoping for the best and they aren’t oblivious to what’s happening to people.

I think you’ll find they know exactly what will happen when they make their decisions.

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