High Salaries and the B(w)ankers

We’re both pretty laid back and don’t get usually get excited enough about things to get off our backside and blog about things political. Why do you think we retired to Wales? – partly so that we can live amongst decent, hard working, straightforward folk and don’t have to listen to the endless clap trap spouted by London-centric politicians and the media.

Says it all really.

However, the recent excitement in the media about bankers bonuses and executive pay deserve some straight talking so I’m going to give it both barrels (rant alert).

It really is time that someone stopped this greed and selfishness. The huge salaries and bonuses, we are told, are essential if we are to prevent this tiny percentage of selfish, money grabbing arseholes from moving overseas. Without their expertise how would Britain cope?

Well I’ve got news; the grave yards are full of people who thought they were indispensable. If these bankers (rhyming slang) who, in the main, don’t actually do anything productive other than skim money off hard working folk (usually in the third world ) lower down the food chain disappeared tomorrow there would be dozens of others who could easily do the same job with a few weeks training.

And if these twats are so fecking clever how come the fecked it all up in the first place and expect everyone else to pay for it?

It really is time to re-prioritise our whole set of values as a society. If someone is worth a million quid a year (they aren’t) because they are so indispensable then it must follow that the doctor who can cure them when they are sick must be worth even more (not to mention the nurse who nurses them or the teacher who taught them to add up).

Personally I’d argue that no one (other than a self employed person working entirely for them self) should be allowed to earn more than 20 times the lowest salary in any organisation. And if they don’t like it and they want to take their overrated talents elsewhere – well tell them to feck off with a cheery two fingered salute.


2 thoughts on “High Salaries and the B(w)ankers”

  1. Hi both ….should say from the outset , that I’m not a fan of the “English” or the fact that we seem to have more than our fair share in this area ……HOWEVER…I must say that you have gone some way to dissuading or at least reducing my views on this subject ! If more (incomers) took the responsibility and care of their. (our) land that you obviously have and are ……then I’m sure acceptance would come about much more readily

    Best wishes for the future………jon

    1. Twll dîn pob Sais

      Well I can understand some of the anti English sentiment that has its roots in history but haven’t actually met any ‘face to face’.

      The reality is that it is now a big wide world and the English are as likely to relocate to Wales (or France or Spain) as Welsh Rugby Players are to France or Welsh actors to the USA.

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