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 Just back from the UK where government austerity programs akin to what the Republicans want to do here are not exactly bearing fruit what with a negative GDP registering last quarter. Pay to play operates there as well as the Prime Minister’s right hand man gets caught on camera offering suppers at 10 Downing Street in return for big campaign contributions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer carves out tax breaks for a big food chain with government access at the expense of Mom and Pops, and the PM gets caught up in damage control talking about the last meet pie he bought in a local shopping district bangers and mash store that hasn’t had a “pasty” place in more than five years.

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