Monday 17 May 2004

Let's all go on welfare!

Now it's tax breaks for nannies. Why not simply cut taxes and let parents pay for their own nannies? Ah, but that wouldn't advance the project:
Gordon Brown, unlike his next-door neighbour, is an ideologue. Even his handouts are part of his social engineering project. He loves tax credits because they make more people pensioners of the state. Child tax credit now embraces more than six million families: parents with combined incomes as high as £66,000 a year are eligible. Almost one British adult in three now receives some kind of benefit.
Sixty-six grand a year and on welfare! The world has truly gone mad. No doubt I'll eventually get my share: a bus pass, subsidised electricity and the state pension. But I'd much rather give them up in exchange for keeping more of my own money and making my own provisions. Am I the last person who thinks this way or am I being kept on as the taxpayer of last resort?

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David Farrer said...

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Gawain (
Surely it should not be a matter of tax breaks, just the noral tax position forthose who employ people.  
This is an attempt to socialise something that should be normal. Not having tax relief is, I believe a hang over from Atlee's hate the rich 'service is a moral wrong' form of government. Treat servants as normal employees be they cooks nannies or butlers. Me, I doubt I will ever be able to afford a daily, but it would be nice to think that she was not a second class citizen if I did.

18 May 2004, 10:46:46 GMT+01:00
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Steve Shackleton (
The way to a large core vote is to get as many people on govt habdouts as possible. 
Apart form a few who will vote for any party likely to take a right to cash off them??

17 May 2004, 13:55:34 GMT+01:00
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Raj (, 195.92)
I was appalled to realise last year that we were entitled to tax credit for our child. 
Our income is in the late 30's which, whilst not massive certainly seems to be above the level requiring government support. 
However, we are taxed so much simply so we can all be drawn into the benefit web.

17 May 2004, 12:25:31 GMT+01:00
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Andrew Duffin (
Just in case you were worrying - you are NOT the last person who thinks this way. Does that make you feel better?

17 May 2004, 12:20:55 GMT+01:00