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Ed Balls

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Sep 2014, 17:38

Ed Balls's set out his priorities for a first Labour budget.

On the face of it, it seems like a vote catcher, but ... where's the money supposed to be coming from, when the trillion pound deficit's still got to come down?

A rise in minimum wage
A cut in business rates
A mansion tax on properties worth over £2m
A 20-month freeze in energy bills
A Jobs guarantee for young people
A 50p top rate of income tax
Scrapping the "bedroom tax"
Extending the 1% cap on child benefit rises to 2017

Annoyingly, they say that everyone has to do their bit to bring this figure to a reasonable level. I ask why, when previous governments spent tax payers money unwisely in the first place. Surely it should be ministers who fore-go their huge wage rises to give back some of what they took and mis-managed?
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Re: Ed Balls

Postby pilvikki » 24 Sep 2014, 16:12

    Surely it should be ministers who fore-go their huge wage rises to give back some of what they took and mis-managed?


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    Re: Ed Balls

    Postby Tomsk » 24 Sep 2014, 18:15

    spot on...
    Politicians are the biggest criminals..
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    Re: Ed Balls

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 24 Sep 2014, 19:05

    Rob-dogs.
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    Re: Ed Balls

    Postby Tomsk » 24 Sep 2014, 19:09

    eh!?
    hello stranger,,,how#s your kisser?
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    Re: Ed Balls

    Postby Ice.Maiden » 24 Sep 2014, 19:29

    Rob-dogs - meaning that they rob people.

    My kisser's on the mend thanks, Arch. When's it your turn to go???
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