Cars, Petrol and the Thieving Commie Scumbag Government

I receive a great many e-mails telling me that I must DO something with them – I particularly hate anything that has the phrase ‘smart women’ in it, and when an ostensibly humorous e-mail slips into my virtual letterbox saying “send this to ten smart, funny women (or men who can take a joke!!!)” or “pass this on in five minutes or your children will be interfered with by aliens with spoons” etc etc, I immediately delete it.  I don’t usually sign on-line petitions either.

However, on this occasion I will.  I am absolutely fed to the teeth with being victimised for having the temerity to drive a car.  Drivers are taxed and penalised at every turn; the only people more vilified than car drivers are smokers and don’t even get me started on the government’s hypocritical attitude to smoking.

I could not possibly manage without a car because:
a) I live 100 miles away from my family 
b) the school run is a 20 mile round trip 
c) the buses only run once an hour 
d)  it is often the only time in my day when I’m alone, and that time is incredibly valuable to me. 

I drive a well maintained Ford Escort not a Chelsea Tractor and I never put less than £30 of petrol a week into my car.  I completely agree that cars pollute, but until such time as there is sufficient public transport to make it a viable alternative, then cars are here to stay and the Government’s energies (pardon the pun) must be concentrated on realistic alternative fuels.  And that doesn’t mean giant bloody windfarms despoiling the landscape.

A recently discovered cousin (in whom I am well pleased), who is an Accountant and Knows Things, sent me the following and I am going to sign it.

When VAT was temporarily reduced to 15%, the Chancellor added 2% duty to fuel to offset the reduction in tax collected from motorists.  Now that VAT has been increased to 17.5% again this hidden tax has not been removed – hence recent rises in your fuel costs.  Sign the petition at the link below to have this stealth tax removed.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/DutyReduction/

Glad I got that off my chest.

13 Comments

Filed under Family and Friends, Politics, Transport

13 responses to “Cars, Petrol and the Thieving Commie Scumbag Government

  1. Goodness – you’re getting a bit political around the edges. It’s quite intimidating. So much so that I immediately went and signed the petition – if only so you won’t drive all the way to Farnham to berate me in this way…

  2. Lisa Eachus

    Wow, i’m glad i sent you the article now, we can only hope the petition makes a difference. Thanks

    • wartimehousewife

      Welcome to the World of the Wartime Housewife Lisa! It’s really good that people get behind this sort of thing as we usually tend to sit back and let the government do what they like because we feel powerless to change things. Good for you.

  3. Affer

    I can give you a graphic illustration of the difference it will make: imagine a bucket of water, with a stick in it. Take the stick out and look at the hole that’s left.

    That’s how much this ‘Government’ cares.

    This is disgraceful but actually isn’t their worst crime. Far worse was their robbing of the pension system. Chancellor then: G Brown.

    • wartimehousewife

      Possibly Affer, but it’s better than doing nothing.
      We would be here all day if we started listing all the crap things they’ve done, but I’m not convinced that the next lot will be any better. What is it they say? It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.

  4. Jon Dudley

    Cor this is Affer bait if ever I saw it! Although I found the rather surreal illustration concerning buckets of water, sticks and holes that aren’t there, a tad confusing. I take it you’ll not be casting a vote in favour of the dour Scot then Affer?

    WH, your old hippy adage remains true. Sadly.

  5. wartimehousewife

    Freelance: That would be a great help, then I could berate you on the way down!

  6. Jo Halford

    Ooh I didn’t know that…I have signed it immediately and sent it to many others then realised I’ve gone past the sell-by date. Sorry.

    • wartimehousewife

      Never mind Jo, the thought was there. Whether it will do any good or not is another matter. At least it might discredit them a bit.

  7. Jake

    We in this country are idiots/sheep. All governments are thieves, scammers and scum! Now the VAT will be 20% and these robbers don’t give a damn as they have plenty of money but the poor will suffer as usual. God needs to do a cleanup of this world by getting rid of scumbag humans and replace with something else.

    • wartimehousewife

      Welcome Jake and thanks for your comments. Have you read my recent article called Austerity Measures?

      I’m not sure that we should be asking God to clean things up, I think it’s our responsibility to engage with our communities and the democratic process and effect change that way. Human beings as a whole aren’t the problem – only some of them. You seem to feel passionate about politics – have you thought about joining a political organisation and getting your views heard that way?

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