Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Gosh, Thanks George!
Well it's budget day in the UK and if Newsnight is to be believed we should all rejoice, well the 1% of us who earn more than one hundred and fifty grand a year, as we will no longer be paying 50p in the pound on our earnings over that amount.
Do you fall into this category? No, me neither but let's not get involved in the politics of envy.
As has been stated many times, the tax was only bringing in a billion a year, as those fine, upstanding citizens were finding ways to avoid paying it. But do they get hunted down like the "dole scroungers" or benefit cheats"? No they get a fucking tax break to incentivise them into paying their share.
My question is, if these fuckers don't like paying their fair share, what makes the heir to a wallpaper fortune and future baronet think that they will pay his more progressive taxes and not find perfectly legal ways or not so of avoiding them?
I'm sure the 23 millionaires in the cabinet will be happy with the tax break.
The Flying Lizards - Money