posted on Jul, 21 2015 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: Forensick
I would be all for changes to elements of the way in which both the military, and the NHS are funded.
I would only accept changes to the way, and the amount we pay, AFTER a thorough review of the huge sums of money being wasted the entirety of
Whitehall, Parliament itself, and all the departments those two powerhouses control. I am talking tens of billions of pounds a year, on poor
contracts, contracts which put the taxpayer at a massive disadvantage, and mean that not only do we not get good value for money from what we DO buy,
but we also have less money to buy more later.
Private companies that supply government, many of which do not pay the right amount of tax I might add, have been fleecing the government for years,
and it is about time that was cleared up. When, and only when that has happened, and we have been able to use the base funding model which already
exists, but with greater value for money, would I EVER accept a tax hike.
It is very probable however, that if a proper review was done which highlighted every deal done, and how, and by whom, that ending the lack of
transparency and the profiteering of private companies when dealing with government, would actually result in the efforts you are talking about being
funded by existing taxation.
edit on 21-7-2015 by TrueBrit because: Added clarification
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