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Discussion in 'off topic' started by garyi, Sep 23, 2022 at 11:52 AM.

  1. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    If you earn more than 150k you are going to get a tax saving. Bless this government, and all who sail in her.
  2. Jim Audiomisc

    Jim Audiomisc pfm Member

    One of things that irks me is the way people routinely say "earn" when the real meaning is "get".

    That they may "get" a given amount may be a factually correct statement.

    That they "earn" it is a value judgement on their behaviour.
  3. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    As I’m a feeble-bodied and feebler-minded OAP I don’t get much and earn very little of that. But I’m still happy that the daft duty changes designed to force us all to switch from red wine to Prosecco have been at least postponed. Good news, everyone!
  4. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    Being forced to switch from red to prosecco is a fate worse than death.
    martin clark, Alex S, Dozey and 2 others like this.
  5. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    So they've reversed the social care NI increase that benefitted anyone in need, and those most likely to need the care, earning under 12k, see nothing.

    Seems fair.
    martin clark and Cheese like this.
  6. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    It's 'true conservatism', obvs.
    Snufkin and sq225917 like this.
  7. molee

    molee pfm Member

    I went from red to Limbrini, two bottles-one to drink on the way home, one for when I get there. What's the prognosis?
    Bob McC and PhilofCas like this.
  8. billo

    billo pfm Member

    I think of it as an incentive to pull my socks up, get on my bike, stop asking for money for nothing. Then I remember that I am a pensioner

    Dear Mr. Kwarteng
    please may I have a pay rise, £147K should do it
    p s you are by far my favourite Chancellor this year
    sean99 likes this.
  9. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    I think you’ve got your limbs mixed up with your lambs :)
  10. kjb

    kjb Losing my edge

    Linked to this, a very sharp piece by George Monbiot including a section on how what we might call "trickle down ideology" works.

    Has Liz Truss handed power over to the extreme neoliberal thinktanks? | George Monbiot | The Guardian

    In short, Tory friendly press barons will do all they can to ensure those not benefiting from the tax cuts will come to see them as a good thing - tax cuts from which, of course, the press barons and their shareholders will definitely benefit. And the BBC will, of course, have to remain neutral, or else!
  11. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Yeah, after all, why do you choose to be poor when you can be as rich as you like? Life choices.
    martin clark likes this.
  12. molee

    molee pfm Member

    Waiting for the official prog from Paul but I understand that the eyesight is often the first to go. Not looking good then.
    PhilofCas likes this.
  13. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    The scary bit in that article is how Truss and Kwarteng have been groomed from early in their political careers by those behind the IEA. I checked out the IEA website, and an image of Charles Moore appeared on the front page. That’s all I needed to know
  14. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Yeh, they all prefer being poor, why don't they all just become doctors...
    Nigel likes this.
  15. laughingboy

    laughingboy pfm Member

    Once you start looking, the IEA is linked to every bad political turn in the last decade. My MP is co-chair of the Free Market Forum, an IEA offshoot. Its advisory council includes Matthew Elliot (former head of the Taxpayers Alliance, and Vote Leave, and head of 2011's NoToAV campaign), and Lord Borwick (whose son worked for Cambridge Analytica and was Chief Technology Officer of Vote Leave).

    A very small group of highly ideological people has effectively taken over the Conservatives, and we don't know who has funded them. So much for democracy.
  16. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Disaster girl strikes again.

    darrenyeats and zarniwoop like this.
  17. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    It’s the Tories Unchained. They are past their sell by date by the usual metrics so why not go for the nuclear option. In political terms it’s rational but hasn’t enough time to have an effect. In other words a disaster.
  18. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    The last four decades. Thatcher was thick as thieves with the IEA goons.
    laughingboy likes this.
  19. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    It's Britannia Unhinged. This from yesterday was spot on

    "The five authors of Britannia Unchained obviously think they are part of the new killer elite. But they believe this despite being terrible at maths, economically illiterate, ignorant of science and engineering and completely unaware of how to research a book or even write well. Like so many people who have “made it”, they believe everything they have achieved has been down to their special talents and hard work. Others can join them if they want, the rest must just work harder for less. Such people – smug, selfish, self-satisfied, lacking in empathy, ignorant of facts and believing in their own fantasy economics – prop up golf club bars the length and breadth of the country. Unfortunately, now they are also now running the country."
  20. H20GNA

    H20GNA pfm Member

    Is this the wonderful Conservative Government that denied the triple lock to all pensioners, that puts a lot into poverty now we have inflation rising so rapidly.

    Will the CG do the same next year?


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