The Promise of Tax Cuts

David Cameron has announced that further public spending savings could be used to fund tax cuts, as though that might be something which would benefit most people. That isn’t true, of course: what most people in this country used to benefit from was decent schools, hospitals that made people better, libraries which gave access to a wealth of knowledge and pleasure, roads that we could actually drive on, emergency services that we could depend upon and a welfare state that would care for us when we needed it. All that Cameron is offering us in exchange for destroying all that is further cuts that will hit the poorest of us hardest whilst disproportionately benefitting the richest, just like always.

When he speaks of finding “every efficiency” he’s talking about adding to the suffering of our old, our weak, our impoverished and our disabled. He talks about getting a “bit of extra cash” for households while his party fights against our European partners to protect the bonuses of the very bankers who caused the economic collapse in the first place.

Nick Clegg, meanwhile, is expressing exasperation at the behaviour of his coalition partners. Well, Nick, you did choose to lie down with snakes…

About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
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