In their rush to save the economy, politicians forget about the people, and the gulf widens between rich and poor – Telegraph

In their rush to save the economy, politicians forget about the people, and the gulf widens between rich and poor – Telegraph.

In their rush to save the economy, politicians forget about the people, and the gulf widens between rich and poor

Pensioners and parents are being forced into poverty. Who will be their champion?

7:52PM GMT 05 Dec 2011

At the height of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln stood in a soldiers’ graveyard and promised the United States that the “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”. Almost 150 years later, that democratic dream looks more perishable by the day.

While George Osborne’s Autumn Statement is not to be compared to the Gettysburg Address, it offered the polar opposite of Lincoln’s pledge. Government of the markets, by the markets, for the markets is the unspoken mantra of the moment, in Britain and in Europe, where leaders have until Friday to save the euro. Whatever form of fiscal union is cobbled together will certainly not be democratic.

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One response to “In their rush to save the economy, politicians forget about the people, and the gulf widens between rich and poor – Telegraph

  1. Pit

    I really wonder what Abraham Lincoln’s Gettyburg Address has to do with the subject of this otherwise interesting and insightful article about British and not American politics and society.

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