Lots of anger this week, firstly over the spending cuts, secondly over the bankers’ bonuses and now over how much Wayne Rooney is paid.
‘Why the hell should he be paid £millions when nurses are paid so little’ the ranters cry.
Let’s all face it. The country is bankrupt, it’s going to take years to clear up the mess, and the fault lies in every one of us who lived beyond our means for far too long. We spent money that never existed, we ran up £trillions in debt – and we’re now paying the price.
So, instead of blaming all and sundry, let’s start celebrating the wealth creators.
Every £1 they create equals over 50% in tax.
If Wayne Rooney gets paid £200,000 a week that means we get £100,000+ of it.
If the bankers get £7 billion in bonuses that means we get an extra £3.5 billion+.
It’s all very well screaming ‘tax the rich’ but look what happened back in the 1970’s the last time we did that. They all buggered off abroad.
We need to move away from this ‘benefits and blame’ culture into a mindset which celebrates enterprise and wealth creation.
Where every single person is empowered to take responsibility for their life and their income – and to create their own prosperity.
Instead of wasting all their energy blaming others for what’s gone wrong.