Dougs wrote:Remember those awful old bags who ran a campaign against Jamie Oliver's school meals because they were full of salad and other healthy crap that kids 'cannot eat' and kids weren't allowed to go to the chippy for sausage and chips. So they did a chippie run at lunchtime, passing the stuff through the school fence. You can take our freedom, but you'll never take our bad diets!
I've not really followed the 1% story because I'm finding UK politics to be intolerably slimey at the moment, so do correct me if I'm wrong here, but if you're earning £15kpa at the moment without any rise in the past 5 years and no prospect of a rise for the next 3 or 4, wouldn't you have considered it better to be completely out of work and being 4% better off every year? What salary to you have to be earning to be worse off under these changes? Less than £14kpa?
Let's assume a nice government doesn't make any cuts. Where does the money come from to prevent government debt from continuing to rise? We've already seen what high earners do when top-rate tax goes up. We also see that there's a lucrative industry in tax-avoidance and *no* government will ever sufficiently deal with that. So. Where does the money come from?
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