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Whats the point? No matter who gets in, the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer. The health service goes further down the pan, and they put the tax up on everything you enjoy

written 28th Apr 2005


Max replies: Taxes are not a burden on the working class. They are levied on rent, interest and profit "earned" by the capitalist class. Wages are what the capitalist employer pays his employer to keep him and his family in working and reproduceable order for further exploitation.
If the worker's wages fall because of what he sees as larger tax deductions from his wage packet, it is up to him and his colleagues to claw the amount back from his employer through his industrial strength (i.e. trade unions). If he is not in a trade union, then he has some rethinking to do.
Much of what is perceived as "tax" on wages is in fact *equalisation"--to ensure, say, that an unmarried worker doesn't take home the same amount as a married one with two children.

written 1st May 2005

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