VAT: Con-Dems Bomb the Poor

All political differences between Labour, the LibDems and the Tories have been reconciled in the policy of austerity

 

Figures are in, and it seems even the official channels are having to acknowledge that an increase in VAT will be hugely damaging to the people of this god forsaken island. Here’s the story from the Guardian: ‘Welfare bill soars as coalition counts cost of austerity drive.’ Personally, I don’t give a shit whether or not it “damages the economic recovery” – whatever that means. What I care about is that an increase in VAT means that the poor will be paying as much as the rich to “solve this crisis”; in fact, as a percentage of income and in real terms (i.e. in many cases, in the ability to meet  basic needs) the poor will be paying drastically more. The irony that this tax will be voted in by the party who made the poster above – the careerist pigs who recently pissed all over students – only raises a wry grin, since I was never stupid enough to have any faith in these scum, despite their sound-bites:

[Posted from LibDem blog] Commenting on VAT plans, Nick Clegg said:

Liberal Democrats have costed, in full, our proposals for tax cuts. We can tell you, penny for penny, pound for pound, who pays for them. We will not have to raise VAT to deliver our promises. The Conservatives will. Let me repeat that: Our plans do not require a rise in VAT. The Tory plans do.

“Their tax promises on marriage and jobs may sound appealing. But they come with a secret VAT bombshell close behind.

“So if you’re on an ordinary income, you have a choice. If you want your taxes to rise: vote Labour or Conservative. If you want your taxes to fall: choose the Liberal Democrats.”

Nor do I have any faith in Labour, for that matter; unless you mean my firm faith in their utter irrelevance to any progressive agenda, except as a reactionary force. What was clear before became blindingly obvious during the last election: when it comes to the points that matter all UK political parties speak with the same voice. Meanwhile, all political differences between Labour, the LibDems and the Tories have been reconciled in the policy of austerity.

 

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~ by Wit on January 3, 2011.

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