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Fucking cheek!

From the BBC's coverage of the Budget:
The Tory leader says the Budget is "completely inadequate" at addressing long-term problems. He says Labour has broken a manifesto commitment not to raise taxes on the rich.

Boo-hoo, poor little rich people.


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Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
I know! How can you survive on 4 ski trips a year?
Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Cameron is rather odd.

Usually, the line they take is the government's hitting "ordinary middle-class people", so that they can barely pay their private school fees and medical insurance.

Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
I'll have you know we use the NHS and like it...
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Also, 'ordinary middle class people' can't afford to send their children to private school - that's 'wealthy middle class people'.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I think that reality gap was Graham's point.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:15 am (UTC)
Or I guess it's 'middle class people' who choose to prioritise their spending so that they can manage it. That's the group I fall in to anyway.

I'm getting a bit p'd off with the general view that anyone who sends their offspring to a private school obviously has money to burn and is being needlessly elitist.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
I forgot it was the budget today. If they don't raise the tax on cider, chocolate and stuffed toys I will be happy. And something nice around income tax would be good too.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
Bad luck on the cider, then ...
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Should I run off to Sainsbury's now and stockpile? A whole 5p...
Apr. 22nd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Wetherspoons beer festival will be over in a day or two. But they do stock one or two
'exhibition' ciders for the duration at between
£1.60 & £2.00 a pintdepending on the location. So get out and splurge:P
Apr. 22nd, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
If that's the best protest he can make, we have little to fear.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
As someone who lives in a country where the tax rate is considerably above 50%, and starts at considerably below 150,000 GBP (more 'about 55%' & starts at 'about €50,000' per year) I dont really see why the Tories are complaining, other than stock 'teh Eevol Socilsts!'

Apr. 22nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
How exactly does that work? Do Hollanders just accept that it's more or less impossible to make much money?
Apr. 22nd, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
It is in this country too. Hardly anyone earns 150K and if they do they can probably spare half of what they make over that amount.

If you should happen to make £200K, then your marginal tax increase is £5K which you can easily afford.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Maby Cameron's trying to wake the rich and get them to vote? When one sees them shopping in ASDA one doesn't get the impresssion that they think a 'recession' is the fashion where one goes slumming.
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