Right, I know this is a slightly incendiary topic on here at times but I'm getting fed up with the ever increasing taxation as income increases. I've just had my biggest ever tax bill - I've crept into another income layer (JUST) that has upped my % and lowered my allowances.
I understand that the state needs to be funded, but there does seem a disproportionate amount of load being placed on hard working people at the moment. I class myself as hard working. I work stupid hours and deal with very big, very complex projects. And I'm rewarded by this government making ever increasing demands on my both present and future (i.e. my pension will be taxed because it'll be over a threshold!).
We need to stop this "needy" and "gimme gimme" society where there are too many people choosing to live off the state. And this is where I declare that I've no problem supporting those who are genuinly under hardship through these tough times. It's the seemingly ever increasing part of society that is just expecting the country to grant them a lifestyle.
Can't we force them to work or do something useful? Surely they could be made to do litter picking, maintaining public grounds etc. Something to add some value back to society and something that could save local government money.
I'm sure I'll get some flaming for this, but just in anticipation, I am from a very working class background, everything I have I have earned, and I've never once claimed dole or any similar benefit. I have no kids so excerpt no strain on our education system (or child benefit) and I have private health so excerpt little to no strain on the NHS.
I might go an watch Jeremy Kyle now to cheer me up.
p.s. I'll be running in the next election