Money must be earned

George Osborne

George Osborne

First published in Readers' Letters

IT is obviously, good news that the number of people out of work, has continued to fall under the present coalition Government.

I wonder if the situation would have been so encouraging if we were no longer members of the European Union. That is, many overseas firms operate here and provide those jobs and investment.

Then of course Labour, complain that wages are not high enough for their members and supporters. Surely a job and a salary, is by far better than no job at all? Plus the minimum wage is going up once again, through the action of the Liberal Democrats, and as to when income tax is to be paid. Whereas Labour just want more money to pay for more holidays, new cars, mortgages and so on.

The genuinely hard up, those who do not have enough to live on, most definitely need support, and it is a very good reason to ensure that the Liberal Democrats remain in Government, rather than a Conservative majority. As for Labour and the trade unions, they will bring our country to a grinding halt through more strike actions. Attack shareholders who invest their savings into companies, who in turn, provide employment.

A lot of their members are paid for by the taxpayer. Plus of course, most of them will also be taxpayers. Therefore they are no better off, having to fork out for each others’ increases.

There will never be enough money, if you are not careful with your earnings. Holidays, cars, luxury goods are bonuses, not essentials. And stop having too many children. It is not fair upon them to live in poverty.

How much money is spent on booze, drugs, cigarettes, over eating? Divorces, re-marriages and so on? We are our worst enemies.

I do fully accept some people are overpaid, and they, should be taxed more via their income, with a higher rates levels being introduced. But I am not in favour of hitting people, once they have earned (after tax), and paid for their assets, and managed to save instead of spend. That is unjust.

And a huge disincentive.

That is why we need a genuine centre ground political party, which is neither right, or left wing. And you won’t get that with the Conservatives or Labour. As for UKIP, they just want to destroy Great Britain!

I say make Britain a success, embrace the European Union and be part of the global experience.

Richard Grant of Burley

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5:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Zootopian says...

If money must be earned, why is it acceptable for staff to work long hours while shareholders enjoy dividends? Why are large multi-national corporations given grants and subsidies by the government?

Just to play devil's advocate, you understand.
If money must be earned, why is it acceptable for staff to work long hours while shareholders enjoy dividends? Why are large multi-national corporations given grants and subsidies by the government? Just to play devil's advocate, you understand. Zootopian
  • Score: 7

8:45pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Yet those figures don't hold facts as such, many of those newly "in work", aren't in work at all, they're attending training courses, mandated by the JCP or in contracts ranging from 0 hours to 5 hours.
Yet those figures don't hold facts as such, many of those newly "in work", aren't in work at all, they're attending training courses, mandated by the JCP or in contracts ranging from 0 hours to 5 hours. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 3

11:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

sparkster says...

let the politicians take a cut in salary or forego their bonuses, There was a case in the daily mail the other day of a politician who earns 500k and has a great mansion saying he was hard up!!!!!!!!
let the politicians take a cut in salary or forego their bonuses, There was a case in the daily mail the other day of a politician who earns 500k and has a great mansion saying he was hard up!!!!!!!! sparkster
  • Score: 6

3:55pm Thu 21 Aug 14

From the sidelines says...

Clutching at straws again Grant. Your party is finished. It's polling half what UKIP polls, and they haven't got a chance.
Clutching at straws again Grant. Your party is finished. It's polling half what UKIP polls, and they haven't got a chance. From the sidelines
  • Score: 0

9:41am Sat 23 Aug 14

bigfella777 says...

The Queen doesn't have to work either
The Queen doesn't have to work either bigfella777
  • Score: 4

1:44pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Nutstrangler says...

Another commercial for the Limp-Dumbs.
Another commercial for the Limp-Dumbs. Nutstrangler
  • Score: -1

10:39am Sun 24 Aug 14

Linesman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The Queen doesn't have to work either
If you put in as many hours a week as she does, and you were only paid the minimum wage, you would still be paying a hell of a lot of income tax, and my guess is that she can give you quite a number of years.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: The Queen doesn't have to work either[/p][/quote]If you put in as many hours a week as she does, and you were only paid the minimum wage, you would still be paying a hell of a lot of income tax, and my guess is that she can give you quite a number of years. Linesman
  • Score: -2

12:14pm Mon 25 Aug 14

IronLady2010 says...

sparkster wrote:
let the politicians take a cut in salary or forego their bonuses, There was a case in the daily mail the other day of a politician who earns 500k and has a great mansion saying he was hard up!!!!!!!!
Bang on! The cuts should start from the top!
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: let the politicians take a cut in salary or forego their bonuses, There was a case in the daily mail the other day of a politician who earns 500k and has a great mansion saying he was hard up!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Bang on! The cuts should start from the top! IronLady2010
  • Score: 1
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