Tax the rich feed the poor?

Posted: December 2, 2012 in Uncategorized
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In the autumn statement is seems, the chancellor gor bless ‘im, is to announce tougher times for the wealthy.

Do we believe him?

On the 29th November the government announced new investment plans in the renewable energy field. Not to be paid for by big companies nor even the power companies. The cost is to be born by the small and individual consumers it seems.

I hear that those in possession of expensive houses are not to be subject to the ‘mansion tax’.

The Telegraph stated the following:

‘It is understood David Cameron also came out firmly on what he saw as a move which would be extremely unpopular in Conservative-voting heartlands in the south of England, where property prices are highest.’

So once again Dave and his colleagues are looking after their chums.

The Telegraph also said, ‘One government source said: “A property tax is complicated. You would have to order a revaluation of properties for council tax. That would be cumbersome, take a long time and be deeply unpopular. Moving again on pension relief is far more straight-forward.”’

Bless, the allegedly best brains in the country can’t do their sums. If a property tax is too complicated perhaps they ought to think about their position and whether they deserve to hold the exhalted office they have. Or perhaps it is the new method of governance, duck the tough issues and tax the poor.

The chancellor is going to reduce tax relief on pensions, the threshold being reduced to 30 or 40,000. No problem for me, the government are already raiding my pension, as well as every other public service worker. The public service workers can hardly be described as the wealthy. The wealthy will have accountants who are well placed to not only have their fees tax deductible, but have the ability to reduce the tax burden of their client reduced to a negligible amount.

So the government are still unable to tell the truth. The high flying business tycoons who fund all of our political parties can continue to feast on their luxuries, rape our planet and plunder our bank accounts with impunity.

  1. Vicky says:

    Welcome back, you been hiding in you poly tunnel again?

    To be honest, I don’t believe a word any of them say these days, i don’t for one minute think they became politicians because they care about the country, they’re all out to feather their own nests.

    • No I am afraid the Polytunnel has gone in preparation for a house move early next year, hopefully. Like you I have no faith, there may be another little post on the same theme later!

  2. Best brains in the country? And in which fairy tale land are you living? Ever since I left the UK I hate reading British news. It is either a) depressing b) full of salacious details about someone who I have never even heard of or as above c) endlessly taking what little hope I have of not ending up in the workhouse in my 60s.

    • Well I did say allegedly! Of course we who do not have sun sea and sangria to look forward to every day have to get our kicks where we can. I have been encouraged to write to my MP in the hope of him voting against pension change. Some hope my MP is the ‘fat cat’ Nicholas Soames who cares not a fig for the workin’ man.

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