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originally posted by: paraphi
originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
I would have personally taxed the better off at 60% for 5 years because they have doubled their wealth in the last 5 years while so many have suffered and will continue to do so under these elitist parasites!
I am not a supporter of "envy taxation", considering the top 1% earners (over £150K per year) contribute 30% of the tax take. I don't like it, but these people are already contributing vast sums to the country.
I think they have won an argument. It is this. You have to have a decent economy to pay for the public sector - they both go hand in hand. Labour never really "got it", thinking that they could just borrow endlessly to get a decent public sector. People have seen through this.
originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: ProleUK
The non doms is a weird issue for me in that most independent reports into non dom tax status show that the Labour proposals would probably raise less rather than more tax. So, whilst it is an unfair anomaly, it is really something of a non issue. This means it was a pretty large mistake for Milliband to make it so central to his proposals.
I genuinely believe that if it could be shown it would raise more tax, it would be an important issue. But as it is......
labour leader should be Alan Johnson.
originally posted by: ProleUK
I see Andy Burnham taking the role.
If Labour wants to redevelop, then they need to cut links with the Trade Unions and reinvent themselves as the custodian of the centre-left.