Saturday, June 09, 2007

Interfering government.

This morning I got a credit card statement through the post. Nothing too exciting but it had a T&C change on it. It seems that the interest rate has gone up. I'm not sure how much until I look in my spreadsheet.

Now I was expecting this. Since the government has been interfering in private business and making grand statements about the fees being extortionate and they need to change. Of course it all being voluntary or else. The rules were already set there are charges, or penalties, defined and people have been breaking those rules and getting fined. Now I accept that in some cases there are people getting screwed by the banks but that has been the case since before Jesus found his loan refused because he didn't earn enough.

So the banks were told that the cost were exorbitant and that they needed to reflect the true costs. Banks, being businesses, are in it for the money. So they need to balance the income from somewhere so in a true reflection of today's Socialist society. The cost of the rule breaker is to be paid for by all the users as a whole. So now I, and millions of others, costs will go up for those that can't work out how to pay by a particular day, when it's written on the statement or can't work out that a balance plus this new purchase takes you over your agreed limit.

But the part that really drives me loopy. The charges need to reflect the true costs.

Parking on double yellows Cost 0 Fine £50.
Leaving your bin out a night early. Cost 0 Fine £1,000
Dropping two Quavers. Cost 0. Fine £80
Walking through town with a keg of beer. Cost 0 Fine £50
Beeping your horn in a racial manner. Cost 0 Fine £500
Failing to pay Red Ken's anti-car tax Cost £10 Fine £100

They really are a bunch of opportunistic hypocritical thieving interfering b4$^4rds.

My list is getting longer. Soon I'll either have to recycle or buy some more hemp. I'm not removing anyone unless they are already dead.


At 5:43 pm, Blogger james higham said...

...Leaving your bin out a night early. Cost 0 Fine £1,000...

Is this really so?

At 6:24 pm, Blogger Bag said...

James, That henious crime has a maximum penalty of £1000. It fits in with the £1K fine for putting your recyclables in the wrong box and failing to recycle.

Of course theft, promise you won't do it again and it's OK. Assault someone £50 fine. Park in the wrong bay £50. 3mph above the limit £60. You can see where the priorities are.

At 10:46 am, Blogger Henry Crun said...

Beeping your horn in a racial manner. How do you do that?

Unless of course you were beeping at Mr. Winston Kadogo of 53 Mercer Road who, as we all know is a villain and has been charged before for driving under the influence of Rastafarian music, walking on the cracks in the pavement and being caught in possession of an offensive wife.

At 4:34 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Henry, This is my article There is a link there to a site where a guy was prosecuted and found guilty because of revving his engine. It was believed that he did it to intimidate a black woman. She didn't omplain but a off duty pi...police officer did.


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