Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by nsaspook, Feb 20, 2015.
Only 23K pounds to drive the monarch around? That queen sure is cheap.
Yes, but I hear the free rooms are pretty nice, the staff pool is big and the food from leftovers is fantastic.
"In addition, as this is a live-in role, you will be provided with accommodation, for which your salary will be abated."
There's a caveat! If they charge you $100 a night for your housing, you will owe them money.
And Johnny Cash fades in...
"...Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my sole to the company store."
You must be younger than 64 because I first heard that on the Lawrence Welk Show by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
This thread brings up a whole other subject. Why on earth are the Brits paying for an opulent welfare program like the monarchy anyway?
Costs taxpayers something like $90 million a year to keep these welfare bums living the lifestyle they are custom. All because an ancestor a couple of thousand years agao was able to beat everyone else up, somehow that entitles the kids of today to live a lavish lifestyle paid by taxpayers. I think the royal family should be challenged every 10 years in an MMA closed cage match. All challengers welcome and winner takes all.
Yeah. I think the US royalty should take on the British royalty...Kardashians vs. Windsors...no holds barred.
But consider the opportunities; look at where Tom Branson got.
Come on, think about the economics. The British government easily collects 90M/ year on the Value added taxes of trinkets sold at tourist shops around the various castles.
And then comes the real money - income taxes of all associated with the tourism industry, from tour guides, tour buses, hotels employees, restaurant employees, and the VAT for everything those people sell to the tourists. Then you have the industry of the tabloid press and the paparazzi photographers selling the photos, chasing undesirable royalty, causing car accidents, making undesirable royalty popular, spurring more interest in the next generation of royalty.
Come on, get with the program.
Oh you mean sort of like the stadiums we are funding here?
OK keep the monarchy but employ my plan to challenge the crown. Just think of the revenue that could generate!
A friend of mine is a master clockmaker/watchmaker/horologist who happens to be from England. Last year, the Queen had an opening for a clock winder - not repair, just winding - for her several thousand clocks. It was a full time position with a nice salary and perks. He didn't apply but thought it would be a cool job.