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Every party claims they will cut taxes...

Every party claims they will cut taxes but still improve the health system, education, armed forces etc. What they fail to do is mention that they may cut one tax but to do that they are increasing another. They all have the same goals and objectives really..........Say what the public want to hear to get our votes, then when we get in do nothing of the sort!

We may as well keep Tony Blair, as he is the only person with any sort of backbone. He also has the right appearance for a leader. Other than that it makes no difference what so ever to my life who gets in!

Martin Panfil

written 18th Apr 2005


john hickling replies: Not actually true - the Lib Dems are promising to increase tax. So, in some sense, you do have a choice!

written 18th Apr 2005

Jax replies: Well not just generally increase tax but to add a 50% bracket to earnings over 100K p.a.
Council Tax to become a local income tax, e.g 20K p.a two people in household = 380 local income tax and 48K p.a 2 people in household 1,400.
99K p.a = 3,400

Depends on how much you earn, if it's a lot would you get taxed more by the Lib Dems.

written 18th Apr 2005

piersh replies: I don't think any of the 3 main parties has promised to cut taxes, just not to raise income tax (although that means that Labour will increase NI payments if they run short of money). I don't think they're lying, just being economical with the truth.

written 18th Apr 2005

Martin Panfil replies: I was generalising when i said EVERY party claims they will cut taxes. The point being made is that, it makes no difference who is in power, taxes/costs for the general public will only stay the same or increase. To make cuts somewhere, another area must increase to balance the books, so there are no winners.
So what difference will it make who runs this country?

written 18th Apr 2005

Martin Panfil replies: Tony Blair appears to be the only candidate with a strong charachter and presence, in my opinion. That alone though will not make me vote.

written 18th Apr 2005

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