Timmy ElsewhereMarch 12, 2008 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere4 CommentsAt the Business. The glee at Spitzer\’s downfall and, well, Mary Riddell needs to brush up a little perhaps. previousQuote of the DaynextClassic Protectionism 4 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” Andrew Zalotocky March 12, 2008 at 10:42 pm Journalists don’t have to be knowledgeable to be successful. All they need is a few good phrases and a human-interest angle. Basically it’s money for old trope. Dan March 13, 2008 at 12:51 am Re Riddell: If subsidising consumption in this instance is bad (and I see where you’re coming from) what then for the old dear that can’t afford to heat their home, to a sufficient degree to survive, without the subsidy? People die. Snigger. john b March 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm “what then for the old dear that can’t afford to heat their home, to a sufficient degree to survive, without the subsidy?” There are no such people. Simple. Dan March 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm “There are no such people. Simple.” Nonsense. I visit them all the time. Without extra help from the Government, which is effectively a subsidy on the tariff, they cannot afford to pay their heating bills. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.