Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hammer Time with Ming

No, he isn't rapping in baggy trousers. In between dodging the leadership questions coming in from all directions, Ming the Merciless has decided that the rich have done "too well" under this government and so has decided to "hammer the rich" with his proposed tax changes.

Conveniently, he has pitched his definition of rich at those earning £70,000 pa, just above an MP's salary, but including a household containing two policemen, junior doctors or some teachers.

The politics of envy makes for bad legislation. Political parties must exist to help everyone, not just pitch in the middle of a modern class warfare based on income levels. Tax levels need to be fair to everybody, sharing the burden and protecting the vulnerable.

Have you done too well under this government? Answers on a post-it note please...

4 comments:

nadia said...

If the Lib Dems think a household earnings of £70k is 'rich' they obviously don't live in the real world. my husband and I have a combined income of nearly that amount and we still struggle to pay our mortgage, keep two cars, and our son is going to university in a year which will be expensive as well.

We certainly haven't done well under the Labour party in No 10!

Edmund said...

And why haven't the Tories got the guts to make tax cuts their priority for the next election? Because they are like drowning rats thrashing about in the so-called "centre ground". You can't put a fag paper between them, Labour and the Lib-Dems.

Walter Wallcarpets said...

Chortle! The Lib-Dems think that £70k p.a. is "rich". Meanwhile the Tories have no comment on the record level of taxes and no plans to lower them.

Kenny said...

I have not heard of this yet!