Well-known Exeweb poster
- Aug 23, 2004
I believe the tax burden should mirror what a so called civilised country like ours wants to provide for its people.The ordinary people of today pay more tax than their predecessors. I'm saying, that it isn't fair to charge them more to pay for older people.
I believe in one tax rate for all,no personal allowances and no in work benefits. As a pay off you lose vat, council tax and most other taxes.
Part of the social care scandal is that for some reason we are prepared to help without thinking teenage cancer sufferers yet when older people (in increasing numbers) develop conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s, all of a sudden we start asking for their cash to pay for it. It wasn’t an issue 30 years ago as most folks snuffed it of other conditions before they developed dementia, it’s a big issue now and needs sorting.
We either live up to the ‘cradle to grave’ commitment or we don’t.