sexta-feira, novembro 28, 2003
O novo líder do Partido Conservador Michael Howard propôs transformar o Tax Freedom Day num feriado nacional.
We all accept that taxes are necessary to pay for the public services we need. The problem - in recent years - has been that taxes have gone up a lot, but do you really think you have seen the improvements you were promised?
Labour have spent billions of pounds of your money on the public services. But they have failed to put in place any real reform. It's been a cycle of tax and spend and fail. And it's just not good enough.
We've had sixty tax rises - in just six years. A massive increase in how much tax we pay. And yet there are a million people stuck on NHS waiting lists. One in three of our children leave primary school unable to read, write and count properly. Crime is rising. Our pensions are in crisis. Our roads and railways are getting more and more congested.
You know our public services aren't as good as they should be. Yet, because of Labour's spin and stealth taxes, people don't realise just how much tax they are paying.
The principle is simple. The more tax the Government takes, the later in the year Tax Freedom Day falls. The less tax Government takes, the earlier in the year it is.
Tax Freedom Day is quite simply the day you stop working for the Taxman, and start working for yourself.
In 1997, when Labour took office, Tax Freedom Day fell on the twenty seventh of May. By 2005, it won't fall until the ninth of June. Two weeks' money, that used to be yours, will go straight to the taxman.
posted by Miguel Noronha 5:36 da tarde
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