Posted by: Pete | August 14, 2011

Osborne – Robbing Hood

In a unique twist on the legendary tale of Robin Hood, the chancellor plans to steal from the poor to give to the rich.

Some might call this insensitive considering the recent riots, but whilst explaining in great detail why the state of the economy requires Educational Maintenance Grants to be scrapped, public sector pensions to be slashed and police numbers to be drastically reduced, it appears we can afford to give relief to those who get paid in excess of £150,000 per year.

Having been fortunate enough to be in the that bracket in the past, I can assure him, some of us didn’t object in the slightest to paying a higher rate of tax above that threshold if it went towards a better and fairer society.

To give tax relief to the well off at a time of national austerity demonstrates just how out of touch the chancellor is with ordinary people, and how little he understands about the causes of social unrest.

All in all it’s just another brick in the wall.


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