Pondering No 11
|Author: Paul Violet||Published: 1st November 2010 12:07|
Having waited for some of the dust to settle we can now clearly see where our coalition government are leading us.
They have focussed on cutting waste (of which there is plenty) and concentrated on ensuring that everyone who can contribute/work does so, and only the genuinely needy get help.
No-one would argue with that, but as with all high ideals it's a lot harder to implement than it is to decide!
There will inevitably be losers whilst the country gets back to sanity, and if you're one of them no amount of argument and common sense will persuade you that it's all for the greater good!
Sadly there is no way to make everyone a winner. It was that aim that helped to blur reality in the past, and had everyone believe that they have a right to 'have'.
I'm no politician and don't have the answers, so am amongst the majority who can simply sit back and criticise. But criticism isn't going to get us out of what is clearly a mighty mess. Only a 'heads down and work' mentality will do that, so in that respect we are "all in it together".
Working not only for ourselves but also for each other is the way forward. Getting back to that mentality will be no bad thing, whoever the winners and losers may be.
And something new?
A new facility has been created specifically for the very recently bereaved. It's a delicate subject of course, but it's a service designed to fill the gap in current provisions that sometimes causes stress that is certainly not needed at such a time.
Rather than labour it here, a look at www.probatesupport.vpweb.co.uk will explain it in more detail.