Sunday, April 18, 2010

No, it's not a human right and no, we should not be paying for it!

Seems the EU are trying as Labour does to gather up their own client state dependent upon them and their decrees in order to vote for them and keep them in charge.

AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford it should have their travel subsidised by the taxpayer.
Under the scheme, British pensioners could be given cut-price trips to Spain, while Greek teenagers could be taken around disused mills in Manchester to experience the cultural diversity of Europe.
The idea for the subsidised tours is the brainchild of Antonio Tajani, the European Union commissioner for enterprise and industry, who was appointed by Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister.
The scheme, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds a year, is intended to promote a sense of pride in European culture, bridge the north-south divide in the continent and prop up resorts in their off-season.
Why should I pay for holidays for those who can't afford them, this is utter madness, I'm sick and tired of my taxes which are far too high anyway being redistributed to political vote winning supposed good causes. Why do we let them get away with this? Too many politicians when they aren't using the public purse to feather their own nests seem to believe they can use it to build up a clientèle of dependent wasters who will vote for them to get ever more freebies from the state via the hard-pressed taxpayer.
So, holidays as a human right? Yes if you work and yes if you want to save up and go on one. Holidays as a human right subsidised for you by the state if you're unemployed or can't pay for it? No, no, no, no, NO!

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Sue said...

It absolutely pi**es me off when they assume WE ARE ALL SOCIALISTS!

Macheath said...

I can't help feeling other countries have more to lose than we do - I mean, can you see hundreds of Mediterranean pensioners queuing up to be shown round the sights of Wolverhampton?

Antisthenes said...

We all are so taken for granted now, they spend our money and order our lives. We are just performing circus seals to them. How long are we going to accept this? A lot bloody longer I suspect but one day and I hope I will be around to see it, these socialist control freaks and spend my money holicks are going to get their comeuppance and I for one will volunteer to be on every firing squad. After I have tortured them with a trips round city centers on a Saturday night, our A&E departments and our state schools.

James Higham said...

It's this social construct interference which is so galling. Just stay TF out of our lives - that's what governments of all hues should be doing.

English Pensioner said...

The reason we can't go is the cost of insurance, not the cost of travel! Perhaps they would like to pay our insurance costs so that we can have a trip to experience a couple of democratic non-EU states (ie USA & Canada!)