Monday, 30 May 2011
Comic Relief -British Taxpayers Raise 8.5 Billion
Wow -doing something funny with your money -Good old Brits donate more as percentage of GDP 0.56 than any other nation- - as comparisons Germany as 0.38% of GDP -7.8 Billion , Italy 0.15% -1.9 Billion.
Its called Red Penis day on account of the world thinking we must be a bunch of pricks. Images of the fundraising red penis day .
We can all have a laugh as our aid money is seen at work, buying new Mercedes for grateful officials in an African state and a boaster rocket for the Indian space program.
Whats a mere 8.5 billion its just under three weeks of UK Government borrowing. Sort of like some TV viewer got caught up in a TV raise money marathon and donating via his maxed out credit card -then resorting to a cash before payday loan.
For Red Nose day some manufactures would donate every time you bought say a red nose milkshake , with red penis day every thing you buy has 20% vat so you can help contribute.