Monday, February 27, 2012

Empty as a Pocket

Britain's Broke!

Or so concedes George Osborne, the country's Chancellor of the Exchequer.  My favorite sentence in the piece reporting the news:
Mr Osborne made it clear that due to the parlous state of the public finances the best hope for economic growth was to encourage businesses to flourish and hire more workers.
Uhh, ya think?

The truth is that Great Britain, along with every other country in the West has been broke for some time now.  The real news is not that Britain or the rest of us have run out of money, it's that we've run out of creditors, you know, saps who will loan us money.

I haven't mentioned it for some time, but little has changed, the Great Reckoning continues apace.

BTW, what's the source of my title?



    It's from "Diamond's in the Souls of Her Shoes". Love that song.

    He's a poor boy
    Empty as a pocket
    Empty as a pocket with nothing to lose