Is it really acceptable to have the public pay for the wedding of an unelected clan of "royals"?
Is it really acceptable, in a modern democracy, to have the British public pay for the wedding of an unelected, over privilaged, clan of "royals"? Are we citizens or subjects?
I have Written a hub on this just this week, I am really annoyed at all the cuts the UK is facing and all the most vulnerable in society are facing.
So many people struggling to find jobs, Disabled people struggling to make ends meet with benefits being cut and yet its ok to pay for a Royal wedding.
No I do not think it is right. I feel the Royal family should be feeling the cuts the same as us other mere mortals!
personally i think it is absurd. those folks are super-rich so why is the public paying for their indulgences.
Why not - the public follows them in the UK...same as when Prince Charles married what's-his-name
If you are reffering to Prince William and Kate Middleton then you have it wrong..the British tax payers are paying for the security on the day but the Royal Family and The Brides family are paying for the wedding .......at least thats what the papers say !!
I personally think it is unacceptable. UK citizens should decide this.
I think the Royal family have enough wealth to pay their own dues (the actual wedding and security for such), as previously mentioned, our country has had cut upon cut to build up the coffers, the priorities don't seem right!
You know Joe, I think I'd rather pay for a hundred royal weddings than a single politician. But we get no choice either way.
No, we shouldn't pay for any of it. Not long ago, Queen Liz tried to claim a Government grant meant for hospitals and suchlike to help pay for her heating bill. They are parasites.
No It’s not fair. I don't think it's fair that a privilege should exist just because you're born into it
I feel that anytime taxes are levied against citizens in order to pay an income to a ruling class which offers nothing in return, the social contract is broken. In the US, we pay taxes in order to receive a moderate amount of protection and services. Instead, we have oppressive police and we are in a constant state of meaningless warfare against weak countries. Our president has a staff of 2,000 overpaid administrators who do nothing but gloat all day about working in the West Wing and helping decide policy. Once upon a time, presidents had to pay for state dinners out of their own income. Today, taxpayers are left with the bill. I don't think Americans realize the opulence of their own administrators. Just look at Air Force One sometime. It's basically Caligula's pleasure yacht in the 21st Century. Anyone who rides in it is so giddy about the bragging rights of being close to the president that they don't even think about it.
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