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Today's UK Budget by Ken Dunn on 22 June 2010 6:14pm
 
It's a good one and a lot of the billions of pounds deficit will be recovered by it. It is also going to catch more of the con artists who are claiming benefits and shouldn't. VAT is up to 20% which is easier to work with than 17 1/2 %.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by johnnythemonkey on 22 June 2010 6:42pm
 
Yes Ken, there's nothing like a good Tory budget to give the the poor and needy the kick up the arse they need to accept their place in the world.

The same scrounging needy have the nerve to try to push the blame for our deficit onto our banking industry which has brought great happiness and wealth to our country.

I'm trying hard to encourage my girls to enter the noble financial sector, rather than their heritage of industry or public service.

I also tell them that if they see someone in a wheelchair, give them a kick in the legs to see if they are one of those scroungers that my new shiny government tells me about.

Yes Ken, tax the poor and the unintelligent who think VAT should be a nice round number.

Ken do you realise that you ( I assume ) pay basic rate tax at 25% but also N.I. contributions of 11 %, whilst the wealthy pay tax at 40% but their N.I. contribution falls to 1 % ?

My earnings never crossed the 40% threshhold but it wouldn't have bothered me to pay that extra 5% on what was over £ 200 per overtime shift.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by Ken Dunn on 22 June 2010 9:41pm
 
I didn't know about the 1% N.I. for the wealthy, jtm, but looking at the figures the tax burden on the wealthy is 41% and the lower paid 36%, still slightly in favour of the lower paid but perhaps not enough. I'm sure that the poor are more of a burden on the NHS because of their poverty so perhaps their NHS % contribution should be higher. The wealthy also may use private health care more than the NHS so their burden on the NHS is less.
Something tough had to be done to start to recover the country's debt.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by johnnythemonkey on 23 June 2010 1:03am
 
Ken, I know that you are an ordinary working guy like me, so where do you get your views ?

Quote.."I'm sure that the poor are more of a burden on the NHS because of their poverty so perhaps their NHS % contribution should be higher. "

No ya numpty, their poverty should be alleviated to prevent their ill health !
Are you on the same planet as me ?
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by johnnythemonkey on 23 June 2010 1:09am
 
Oh, tell me a major economy that isn't in deficit. So who do we owe all the money to ? The Bank of Mars ?
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by kazzzz on 23 June 2010 1:27am
 
Mars bars...mmmmmmm.....
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by johnnythemonkey on 23 June 2010 1:41am
 
I'd share one with you if you'd like. I'm a caring sharing kinda guy.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by kazzzz on 23 June 2010 3:40am
 
I don't actually like them they're too sweet for me. I liked the midnight mars bars but they didn't make them for very long.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by johnnythemonkey on 23 June 2010 4:02am
 
I've got one of those midnight ones in the fridge ! I much prefer them melting.
 
Re: Today's UK Budget by kazzzz on 23 June 2010 4:38am
 
Chocolate can't melt in Scotland, silly.
 
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