Passing Thoughts Of A Mad Priest

I see that the minister in charge of privatising the National Health Service has announced that prescribed drugs are to have their actual cost emblazoned across their packaging along with the slogan "Paid for by the British Taxpayer" (or words to that effect). This is so that sick people will know how much of a drain they are being on the nation's wealth every month.

It's an interesting idea and perfectly acceptable just as long as it is extended to all whose welfare is dependant on the generosity of the taxpayer. For a start I think we must insist that government ministers and other members of parliament display, at all times, a large notice on their back stating exactly how much they, individually, cost the British taxpayer every month, including expenses. I bet it will turn out to be a damn sight more than some old codger with a dodgy ticker who has paid his national insurance stamp all his working life.

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