Let’s kill this talk about more tax for the NHS right now

How ridiculous that we’re being told everybody will have to pay more taxes to fund the NHS when the Tories have been easing taxes on the rich for the last eight years.

That’s why I tend to agree with Peter Stefanovic, who tweeted: “Or alternatively the Government could tax those earning over £80,000 a little more, scrap tax breaks for the very rich, stop PFI deals bleeding the NHS dry & companies like Boots accused of charging NHS over £3,000 for a £93 cancer pain-relieving mouthwash.”

Let’s not forget that, with increasing privatisation courtesy of Tory tinkering, this is a request for us to pay more ‘healthcare’ corporation shareholders to do absolutely nothing.

These people are trying to make fools of us. They are to be challenged. Let them explain why they think the poor should be taxed more when we all have less, thanks to Tory policies.

Taxes will “almost certainly” have to rise over the coming years simply to prevent the National Health Service and social care system from slipping further into crisis, a major new report concludes.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation state that the NHS, which has been suffering the most severe fiscal squeeze since its foundation over the past eight years, now requires an urgent increase in government spending in order to cope with an influx of older and sicker patients.

Funding the projected increases in health spending through the tax system would need taxes to rise by between 1.6 and 2.6% of GDP – the equivalent of between £1,200 and £2,000 per household, the experts said.

Source: NHS needs £2,000 in tax from every household to stay afloat, report concludes | The Independent


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6 Thoughts to “Let’s kill this talk about more tax for the NHS right now”

  1. Wanda Lozinska

    EVERYONE should watch this short video and see how the government are trying to con us into paying more in tax for the NHS when much of the money goes to private companies (and their billionaire owners, some of whom don’t pay ANY tax)!

    Dr Bob Gill on Sky News Live on NHS Funding NO SPIN – SHARE as you won’t see this on the BBC!

    https://www.facebook.com/WatMedMedia/videos/2036890263237911/

    1. Dez

      Thanks for sharing well worth listening to another informed perspective on Hunts master plan that sounds like it is already well established in the system.

  2. We already pay. NATIONAL INSURANCE.

  3. The total spend per capita on the NHS two years ago was £2,200 so the institute for fiscal studies is proposing at least a 50% (bearing in mind we’re not all taxpayers) uplift in funding for the NHS.

  4. Dez

    Paying more for that Hunts privatisation plans to enrich his mates by making NHS a profit generator along with shareholders gains and of course the usual overpaid suits and soft auditor costs. These are all add ons to the current situation feeding the elites not the real customer patients. Just recall the dental privatisation and the long q’s at each new NHS Dental practice opening….still happening.

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