People are NOT happy to pay more taxes

September 02, 2016 12:22 PM

Politicians on the left often talk about how happy people are to pay taxes. Half of voters have even said that they would be happy to pay more tax if it went to the NHS. Even after discounting for virtue signalling, figures, suggest this not the case.

Today the Times reported that just £15,000 was bequeathed to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, enough to pay back just 0.000001 per cent of the national debt, down from the around a million pounds a year at the turn of the century.

As debt is just deferred taxation perhaps those calling for higher taxes should put their money where their mouths are…

Donations to private charities, on the other hand, have been booming for years. This is hardly surprising, as more and more taxpayers realise the extraordinary amount of government wastes and the inefficiency of uncontrolled government spending in actually improving the lives of ordinary people.

Our politicians should think carefully before trying to increase the already excessive burden on taxpayers. This figure speaks more truth than any of their words on the real feelings of the hardworking people in this country.

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