And don’t tell Mitt about this

90% of Scots sucking on the government teat.

Emigrate? Hell, we’ll recreate modern America right here!

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services.

She will tell delegates that, because the public sector is seen as the key provider of everything from housing to employment, state spending now accounts for more than half Scotland’s wealth.

“The rotten system of patronage, which denies so many people real choices in their lives, has created a corrosive sense of entitlement which suits its political gang masters,” she will say. “Only 12 per cent are responsible for generating Scotland’s wealth. I wonder how many of them work on public sector contracts.”

Miss Davidson supported her claims by publishing figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed the average Scottish household consumes £14,151 more in public services every year than it pays in tax.

Even the families in the middle income groups consume around £20,000 more in state spending than they contribute.

However, those in the top 10 per cent pay £17,205 more in tax than they receive in public services.

Scotland provided our country with a flood of highly successful people (including my great-grandfather, John Caldwell – guess that line ran out) but, like Greece, it appears that those with get-up-and-go in their blood got-up-an-went 150 years ago. Lucky us, poor ol’ Scotland.


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5 responses to “And don’t tell Mitt about this

  1. I’d like to see Scotsman Craig Ferguson try to make sense out of this on his late-night show.

  2. Fred2

    Yeah, well like most successful soft socialists, they so insulate people from reality and make it unprofitable/difficult to start anything new that nothing new gets built. ( What is not seen)

    Look at the dark side, they’ve run out of money in England, so sooner or later all this will stop. Given the news from Europe, sooner is a better bet.

    Also, successful Scots leave for England or the continent. I think a similar argument could be made for large swatches of the US – net tax consumers, the reason is successful and profitable people are clustered in certain cities and parts of states.

  3. Walt

    Dude –
    This should surprise no one. The Scot’s, as a people, are notoriously lazy. They have spent eternity being conquered, and having others care for them. They wear skirts, because they are too lazy to put on pants.

    They didn’t invent Scotch tape. They didn’t even invent Scotch. The potato eating Irish did.

    You know what they invented? Well do Ya, Punk? DIRTY HARRY DUDE!! And Harry wasn’t Scottish either. They invented HAGGIS!! THAT’S IT!!

    You know what haggis is? It is a vile pudding, made up of a sheep’s stomach, heart and lungs. After they divorce the sheep, this is how they treat them!! It is disgusting. And while they love their sheep, the official animal of Scotland is the UNICORN!! No shit. What does that tell you?

    They think they have a dinosaur that lives in a lake. They are notoriously cheap. Worse than the Jews even. They have no trees. They sold them all to the Brits. They belong to clans, with all their relatives, because no strangers would speak to them. They wear tartan. How tacky is that?

    They have some pretty neat golf courses though. So there is that.
    Your Pal,

  4. Al Dente

    I played golf on one of their courses. There were so many bunkers I expected to see Vic Morrow peer ut of one and lob a grenade onto the fairway. Robin Williams summed up golf and Scots:

  5. FF

    The funny part is that, in a couple of years, they are having an independence referendum. Looks like the English will be funding the pro-independence people. It was like in Quebec, when it was looking like the vote to separate would succeed, and Trudeau rushed over to Montreal and reminded the pensioners that an independent Quebec could not pay old-age pensions. Took care of that vote.