Is anyone stupid enough to fall for this Tory tax bribe?

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So David Cameron wants us to believe further public spending cuts will be used to ease the tax burden on the proles, does he?

He must think you’re stupid. Are you?

Exactly one month ago (February 5), the Institute of Fiscal Studies reported that Cameron’s Coalition government will be less than halfway through its planned spending cuts by the end of the current financial year, as Vox Political reported at the time.

These are the cuts that the government considers vital in order to bring the nation’s bank account back into some kind of balance in the near future.

If Cameron abandons the “long-term economic plan” his Tories have been touting for the last few months, in a bid to bring voters back on-side, it means he will want to make even more cuts if he is returned to office in 2015.

We can therefore draw only two possibilities from his claim:

There will be no tax cuts; he is lying, in the same way he lied about keeping the NHS safe from private companies – the same way Jeremy Hunt has lied about your medical records being kept away from companies who will use them to raise your health insurance premiums, and the same way that Iain Duncan Smith has been hiding the true extent of the deaths caused by the Atos- (sorry, OH Assist-) run work capability assessments.

He will make a few tax cuts (probably in the March budget) but any benefit will be clawed back as soon as the Tories have secured your votes and won another term; the only people they want to help are rich – and you don’t qualify.

According to yesterday’s (March 4) BBC report, “every efficiency” found could help provide a “bit of extra cash” for households.

But we already know from the BBC’s article about the IFS that “additional spending, population growth and extra demands on the NHS meant more cuts were needed”.

Cameron even contradicted himself in his speech! At one point he said, “Every bit of government waste we can cut… is money we can give back to you.” Then he went on to add: “If we don’t get to grips with the deficit now, we are passing a greater and greater burden of debt to our children.”

Which are you going to do, David? Give money back to the people in tax cuts or tackle the deficit? If you want to achieve your goals within the time limit you have set yourself, you can’t do both!

Not that deadlines mean anything to him, of course. As noted in the earlier Vox Political article, it is more likely that the Conservatives have been working to give themselves an excuse for more cuts, rather than to restore the economy and balance the books.

And if he does cut taxes, what public services will we lose forever as a result?

Think about it.

Don’t let this liar make a fool out of you.

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27 thoughts on “Is anyone stupid enough to fall for this Tory tax bribe?

  1. Thomas M

    Tories are just in it for themselves-sadly, 95% of non-Tories running for office are the same too.

  2. joanna

    He seriously needs to ask for a refund on his education, and if this is how he runs the country I pity his children having an imbecile for a father, remember how he lost track of his daughter!?!

    1. Alex Johnson

      your comment implies that Cameron and crew are incompetent…I beg to differ, this is a concerted and sustained attack on the wider social group to benefit a small and privileged minority of the already rich and powerful…it is class war by any other name

  3. joanna

    This is quite bad I think

    “The DWP said earlier this year that it would stop its £180m funding for council local welfare schemes in 2015, a move that charities warned would trigger a rise in the number of people becoming dependent on food banks or loan sharks to survive.”

  4. Darren

    Cameron was quoted as wanting to put “more money in our pockets.” In view of the number of double meanings that his speeches have contained in the past (“looking after the NHS” for example, which he has. In the same way that godfathers “look after” errant minions) anyone with an ounce of sense should automatically be asking which “our” he is referring to. Guaranteed, with past lies in mind, that the word “our” does not refer to the overall British public when Cameron uses it.

  5. Nigel

    Osborne has hinted at massive cuts to working age benefits in several of his recent speeches. His targets seem to be Jobseeler’s Allowance, Housing Benefit, Child Benefit and Disibility Benefits. I assume this means a diet of zero or below inflation increases in these benefits coupled with a regime in which all working age benefits will become very much more difficult to claim and very, very much easier to lose; one way to cut the benefits bill is to sanction more people so that they lose support for a month, three months, or a year. Mathematically, considering that almost half of the welfare bill is paid out as the old age pension, if Osborne is serious this will mean cruelly disproportionate reductions and freezes to all working age benefits which seems to me to be impossible unless Osborne really is willing to throw millions of innocent people under the bus in full view of the electorate: the narrative that the only people suffering when benefits are reduced are “scroungers” and the “undeserving” is already beginning to be seen as a lie and in polls support for the coalition’s “welfare reforms” is steadily falling.

    Cameron MUST be lying.

    As per usual.

      1. Nigel

        Absolutely. It always surprises me, when the government keeps claiming that more people are in work now than ever before, why revenue collected through direct tax hasn’t increased or even skyrocketed. With so many of the population working you would imagine that the Treasury’s coffers would be overflowing wouldn’t you? And that further swingeing cuts are unnecessary? The only explanation can be that a huge number of jobs that people are now doing are poorly paid and/or part time with most of the people doing them still reliant on social security and little better off than they would be if non-working.

  6. Tony Britton

    How about spending some of the tax many of us have already paid for decades on supporting us now in times of need ? I had over thirty years, most of that working 60 hours a week or more, often in difficult conditions and adverse weather, until a spinal cord tumour & meningitis stopped me in my tracks. I didn’t mind then having to pay tax & N.I.as we were led to believe we were providing a safety net for unforeseen circumstances, or to help provide for those who were too ill or disabled ever to have had the luxury of a wage. It wasn’t to provide millionaires with tax cuts, or fund tax avoiding multinationals with a free workforce. It wasn’t said that we would have to jump through the metaphorical hoops to score points in a loaded test to claim out pittance. I don’t want to see imaginary tax cuts, I want them to honour the agreement they all have reneged on.

  7. Alex Johnson

    the promised tax cuts would not, in any case, mean more money in the pockets of the public. The cuts are to services we, the pubic, need to support the lives we lead (ie healthy ones) and if these services aren’t paid for through taxation – which is the way in which we collectively pay for things that all of us use thus making them cheaper than paying for them on an individual basis – we will have to pay a private company to supply them or to insure us against their use, which is likely to take more from our pocket than the amount of tax we pay to cover the cost. All we are being conned into doing is giving our money to the private sector for their pursuit of profit rather than pooling our resources as the public sector.

  8. leonc1963

    Reblogged this on Diary of an SAH Stroke Survivor and commented:
    !Cameron even contradicted himself in his speech! At one point he said, “Every bit of government waste we can cut… is money we can give back to you.” Then he went on to add: “If we don’t get to grips with the deficit now, we are passing a greater and greater burden of debt to our children.”

    But we all know that Waste is not being cut, it is rising rapidly under this coalition Universal Credit and the Chaos at DWP ia just one of many examples oh and as for the deficit that has doubled and will continue to rise under this Government

    1. Mike Sivier

      In fairness, the deficit has come down – by about £7 billion since Osborne and his policies took over. Not a lot, is it?
      That’s why the national debt has risen hugely since 2010.

      1. Jim Round

        I’ve looked for them, but can only find reference to a few things.
        A radical rethink is needed, how we fund pensions, health, education etc…
        All parties seem to just fiddle, tinker and meddle, with no real effect.

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  10. The Swans New Party

    Income Tax only brings in a quarter of taxes from people to government at only 26p in the pound of tax money.

    Fully 75% of all personal taxation is from all the myriad of stealth taxes, including on food called Indirect Tax and VAT.

    This means the poorer you are, the closer you get to 90% tax rate.

    Moneyweek is telling us that the Tories have spent exactly the same as Labour, and so have doubled the national debt.

    Welfare Reform costs more than the welfare state, so it costs more to leave people to starve.

    Pension reform has been lumped in with welfare reform and so the Pension Bill and even worse the Flat Rate Pension 2016 actually wipes out the welfare state to the poorest workers.

    See who loses most or all of your state pension, especially women:
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

  11. jaypot2012

    I know it’s wrong to wish your life away, but in the case of this unelected coalition, wishing it to be May 2015 seems entirely appropriate to me!

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