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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