Oliver Dowden says tax cut for wealthy rewards hard work. Whose?

Oliver Dowden: he doesn’t know anything about hard work.

Cabinet Office Secretary Oliver Dowden has defended a decision to cut taxes for the wealthiest in society while offering nothing to poverty-stricken public sector workers, saying they reward hard work.

What an insult!

The policy is intended to keep high-earners like top doctors from leaving the workforce once their pension pot hits £1 million (the previous ceiling for contributions).

He said: “We’ll have more senior public sector workers working in the public sector, helping deliver on our core priorities, whether that’s cutting the waiting list, because we’ll have more consultants, whether that’s getting crime under control.”

But these are usually specialists who are called on only in specific situations; it is the rank-and-file workers who will bring down waiting lists or tackle the bulk of criminal behaviour.

He added: “I think it’s a basic, decent principle that if people work hard, they should be able to save money and invest for their retirement.”

How does he know these rich people work hard? It is more likely that a junior doctor works a much longer, much harder week than a top-level surgeon or consultant; why shouldn’t that person be rewarded for what they do?

But of course junior doctors have had their pay cut by 26 per cent – more than a quarter – since Dowden’s party took office in 2010.

They don’t have extra money to invest in pension schemes, do they?

And attacking them weakens the National Health Service that Dowden’s gang are busy selling off to private companies anyway.

So this policy is not rewarding “hard work”; it is part of a co-ordinated attack on healthcare in the UK.

Source: Oliver Dowden says tax cut for wealthy rewards hard work – Left Foot Forward: Leading the UK’s progressive debate


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1 thought on “Oliver Dowden says tax cut for wealthy rewards hard work. Whose?

  1. Gary Bowman

    He is of course, totally wrong, but he is another one to ignore. He is probably one of the thickest in Tory party after Fabric*nt, Dorries, Raab, Braverman, 30p twit and…ta da…the nose picking (and eating) Sir Death. Must give a special mention (special being the operative word) Sir Private Pike z

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