posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 03:17 PM
reply to post by Majestic23
Okay, as this seems to be a general theme, I'll write something more on this.
There seems to be an attitude of "I have to pay for things, so why should I pay taxes for them to have an education"
In the UK, we pay EXTORTIONATE TAXES. This pays for the social structure.
I was watching a clip of Fox News yesterday where even the ignorant talking heads were implying that we have a messed up system where people expect
something for free.
IT'S NOT FREE, WE PAY TAXES FOR THIS STANDARD!
It infuriates me that there are others here (and on so-called "News" stations) making general statements about what us Brits are entitled to, while
not considering our massive taxation system.
We pay all our lives for a National Health Service, Fuel Allowances for the old, State Pension, EDUCATION! and more.
So, please, the next person to post about how us Brits think our government should support us, consider our tax system and how much we are expected to
pay in our lifetimes to the state.
Then consider where that money is going.
And then consider again what is being cut.
edit on 13-12-2010 by detachedindividual because: (no reason given)