A blog by Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper about Kirklees Council and our activity to improve the local and global environment (and also anything that I fancy talking about)
Sunday, 18 March 2012
50p Tax Rate cut obscene
The proposal by Conservatives to cut the 50p tax rate for high earners can only be described as obscene. While public services are slashed and benefits for the vulnerable are cut we now have the 'we're all in it together' government considering making the rich, richer. Quite unbelievable. At what point does a Liberal Democrat with an ounce of decency say, 'Enough is Enough' and quits the Party/Government. What is the point of a Party which has claims to be progressive being part of a government which allows this sort of blatant injustice which further divides society. If the goverment were trying to create the conditions for more social unrest this is exactly the sort of policy you would promote. Utterly bonkers.
The 50p rate applies to those earning £150,000 or more. Green Party policy would lower the threshold to earners over £100,000/year.