the tax coffers havent increased a jot even though the productive side of the economy has gone up its all smoke and mirrors .
so we have the situation where politicians are saying they are reducing national dept by sacking civil servents yet they are happy to pay private sector employees with tax payers money .
can you not see this ?
i dont agree, but just for arguments sake. you cannot argue with job creation. no matter which way you spin it, its better to have a job than no job at all, even low paid or part time work. having a job gives you much more than just money. it gives you drive, determination, a structure to your life, gives you skills for life. and most important i feel it gives you pride and self-respect. i'd rather subsidise a worker through tax breaks or credits than subsidise the long term useless on £65 a week for doing naff all. -
in my view tax credits are a good thing. the social aspect of children seeing their parents going out to work,having that structure to their lives, watching mum and/or dad going to work earning money, earning the right to have that 46 inch LED TV, the right to have that annual holiday, having a car etc.. its all a social plus money cannot buy. plus the likelihood is these people who have taken a pay cut, or less working hours will better themselves - these people deserve the help with tax credits. because these people are more than likely within 12 months or so move into a better paid job, get that promotion and then be paying far more in taxes than they received while being entitled to tax credits.
You said you do not support the labour party. but it seems you rather agree with their strategy of making benefits a lifestyle choice for many. when they took office the governments benefit bill was £96 billion, over their two terms in office it had exploded to £160 Billion. to put that in perspective that is the same as the combined spending on the NHS, schools and universities. so think just for a minute, of the 29 million workers in the UK, and all that tax generated ITS DOES NOT EVEN COVER the out goings in benefit payments. Thank you Labour. Thank them for selling 60% of our gold reserves. Thank Labour raiding the Pension TAX pot to the tune of £100Billion. so they could continue with their social experiment.
thank labour for mass immigration - for two reasons - first and foremost to rub the Tories noses in it so they'd never be elected to office again, because its well known that immigrants tend to vote for the political party who was in office when they arrived - and secondly they wanted mass immigration for cheap labour, mainly eastern europe helping keep the wage bill down for your British worker. this mass immigration was passed off as a labour shortage in the low skilled sector a sector supposedly that British workers wouldn't do. - no because labour were happy to let them sign on benefits long term ( see the benefit bill increase) Labour yet again thinking they'd secure more voters i mean, if your long term useless and happy on benefits who are you going to vote for in a general election a government who leaves you on benefits to secure your vote or a government who will question your entitlement. the labour party and their social engineering have a lot to answer for.
The Labour party had ten years of BOOM. by the end we had nothing, a trillion pound plus deficit. its ******* staggering, and yet people will still vote labour. if people truly believed in bettering the country labour would never see the light of office again. and that goes for any political party. if they damage the country to the extent the labour party did then they too deserve never to form a government. but it seems people remain loyal to a particular party regardless.
I've stated before, from the first election i was eligible to vote in i voted for Labour, in the next general election i voted Labour again, but by midterm there was danger signs. the selling of the gold, the pension raid, and the fact their was a housing/financial bubble about to burst and cold hard reality that when the government looked in tax pot it was empty. so in the last election i voted Tory for the first time ever and if this lot mess up i'll be voting for someone else. i have no loyalty to a political party only to the Nation. and my vote goes to which ever party i feel will benefit the Nation as a whole.
Edited by stevewinn, 31 December 2012 - 12:20 PM.