Both bands of income tax up 5c.If Public Sector Pay cannot be cut and Social welfare cannot be cut what does that leave? Close schools,hospitals and increase taxes by 2 billion?
The old age pension has to be cut. Targeting the middle class who are barely afloat while letting a sector off that in most case's are doing fine.The property crash or job losses has limited effect on the pension population.
Not a popular thing to say in my party but truth hurts.
Both bands of income tax up 5c.
We added in the levys, they were doubled and yet our income tax returns are DOWN. It's blood from a stone. We could possibly get another 2 billion from taxes but you come to a point where your adding more debt onto our banks in terms of mortgage arrears and depressed spending. To me, it's looking like we are slowly realising that this cannot be done.And income tax returns were down by 4% at 4.2bn, leaving a gap of over 10% year on year.
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dan boyle is a coward.......if he has something of importance to say.....face the camera......not tweet behind the scenes.
Indeed-its utter stupidity. why bother your arse looking for a job when you can do better on benefits. The basic SW payment needs to be cut in half. These people are half wits and they are ruining the country.How can you bring the low paid into the tax net if you don't reduce welfare at the same time, these people are left cowards.
Indeed, sher i'm turning down jobs left right and centre. Like the rest of the 400,000 scroungers on the dole.Indeed-its utter stupidity. why bother your arse looking for a job when you can do better on benefits. The basic SW payment needs to be cut in half. These people are half wits and they are ruining the country.