Friday, April 01, 2011
I was so surprised that last months budget did not bring about more increases in taxation. I know that the chancellor said that he knew people were struggling financially but it did not seem to be in line with his policy of paying off the national debt. I guess they will tax us and cut public spending every year from now on so that they can keep reducing the national debt. I do think that they should have increased the tax on things which make people unwell and therefore cost the government money such as smoking and drinking. I know these are highly taxed anyway but because they cause problems that make people end up in hospital they should be taxed higher to offset this cost.