I have taken my time in getting around to it (really, would you expect any less from me lately?), but I just had to post about the government budget report that was announced this week. Is there any man out there with a less fitting name than Alistair Darling? Surely that is like a serial killer being called Schnookums Fluffy-bunny?
- 55 pence on a bottle of spirits
- 14 pence on a bottle of wine
- 4 pence on a pint of beer (some places in Newcastle are already charging £3.60 for the privilege!)
- 11 pence on a packet of 20 cigarettes (I am seriously not pleased about this!)
I will also be paying more fuel duty, more car tax (it's fine if you can afford to buy a new car...I can't even afford to get my current one fixed!). Oh, and an extra 3.9% in Council Tax. Joy!
But surely, I hear you cry, the budget can't be all bad?
You are right, of course. Child Benefit has been upped, there is £200 million being invested in schools to raise GCSE results and the government plan to spend £2 billion more on British troops.
All well and good...but as a pacifist who has no intention of spawning any mewling sproglets, who has already got pretty good GCSE results thank you very much (really far too long ago), yet still pays her taxes, I demand some money off my tabs! (Overseas readers - tabs = cigarettes). It's only fair...some kind of voucher system, or tab stamps or suchlike, will do me.
Thank you in advance darling Mr Darling!
(All songs below are in mp3 format, all downloadable by right clicking, saving target as, etc. etc...you know the crack by now)
Shitloads Of Money - Liz Phair
The Hustle - Van McCoy
Money, Money, Money - Abba
Cash Machine - Hard-Fi
Welfare For the Rich - The Nihilistics
Free Money - Patti Smith
Rape Me - Nirvana
Money Worries - Bedouin Soundclash
If I Was A Rich Girl - Gwen Stefani
Give, Give, Give Me More, More, More - The Wonder Stuff
It's Yer Money I'm After Baby - The Wonder Stuff
Rich Man's World - Eilen Jewell
Baby You're A Rich Man - The Beatles
Mo Money Mo Problems - Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy
Cash Cow - We Are Scientists
'Til the Money Runs Out - Tom Waits
Little Old Money Maker - The Meters
Cash Grab Complications On the Matter - The White Stripes
Don't You Mess With My Money - Sterling Harrison
Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
Cash Machine - Two Ton Boa
Sorry We Took All Yr Money - Scary Mansion