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Natalie Bennett's car-crash interview - the Greens debunked Watch

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    Absolutely hilarious interview with Greens leader and certifiable loony Natalie Bennett.

    I'm increasingly thinking their inclusion in the debates will benefit Ed Miliband, as he will be able to debunk them with some swift rejoinders and pick up easy votes from centre-left voters who have been sucked in by this hilariously idiotic party

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    Seems she has the ideology just no practical application at all. Not too convinced she lives on the same planet as the rest of us.
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    All this means is I'm not going to vote for anyone, because everyone looks to be mentally deficient.
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    Was pretty amusing to see her say 'read the paper' when given real world examples of similar policies which had not worked to anything like the expected degree.
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    How would one choose between her and the Monster Raving Loony party ?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Was pretty amusing to see her say 'read the paper' when given real world examples of similar policies which had not worked to anything like the expected degree.
    Indeed, and when they do release their costed policies, they're either going to have to substantively modiufy them or lie. The Citizen Income is quite simply unaffordable.

    It's also ideologically incoherent for the Greens as it will replace all existing benefits, so many people like the disavbled will be much worse off
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    Indeed, and when they do release their costed policies, they're either going to have to substantively modiufy them or lie. The Citizen Income is quite simply unaffordable.

    It's also ideologically incoherent for the Greens as it will replace all existing benefits, so many people like the disavbled will be much worse off
    It's only unaffordable until you tax everybody at about 90% as soon as they earn over an arbitrarily low threshold so they can make everybody equally poor.
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    It wasn't just the interview, the thing about legalising membership of terrorist groups is actually in Green policy. So it's not like they can do a UKIP and dismiss bad interviews by saying that being tired or taking medication was to blame (Farage blamed tiredness for one of his bad interviews, someone else blamed medication for their racism).

    The Greens will need to get rid of the stupid policies if they want to be taken seriously.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    It's only unaffordable until you tax everybody at about 90% as soon as they earn over an arbitrarily low threshold so they can make everybody equally poor.
    Indeed. And given it is the Greens' policy to implement "negative growth" (i.e. perpetual recession... it's a ****ing insane policy), I suppose introducing the 90% tax rate will damage the economy so badly that they will meet their policy objective of kicking the economy into an ever-worsening contractionary spiral
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    Indeed. And given it is the Greens' policy to implement "negative growth" (i.e. perpetual recession... it's a ****ing insane policy), I suppose introducing the 90% tax rate will damage the economy so badly that they will meet their policy objective of kicking the economy into an ever-worsening contractionary spiral
    Greens don't care about numbers if they can tax everything enough to give you a public sector non-job, citizens income and then your annual pay rise.
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    (Original post by young_guns)
    Indeed. And given it is the Greens' policy to implement "negative growth" (i.e. perpetual recession... it's a ****ing insane policy), I suppose introducing the 90% tax rate will damage the economy so badly that they will meet their policy objective of kicking the economy into an ever-worsening contractionary spiral
    Well, it should be easy to draw us back to the third century if they tax the rich to within an inch of their life, then when they close all the power stations energy prices shoot up so not only can people not afford the commodities, but they can't even afford to power them and that consequently solves the problem of "renewable" sources being ****. Then you get the further bonus that everybody starts dying because they can't stay warm, which makes it even easier to manage their mad policies, assuming they haven't been forced out. And, if you really want to make it sound bad, you should be saying perpetual depression, not recession; recession is 2 consecutive quarters of contraction, although that depends on what definition you use, some prefer an increase in unemployment of 1.5% or more in 12 months, which would also happen, but we'll stick with our definition. Although, it depends whether you have severe deflation, which could offset it because it's real terms contraction.

    Depression is a bit more funny to define, although it would almost certainly happen with the two rules generally used which are a real decline in GDP exceeding 10% or two years of recession, the latter being what happened to Greece (although the former does also apply)
 
 
 
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