CAMERON ANNOUNCES GREATER TAX BREAKS FOR MARRIED COUPLES – Did I awake this morning to news that Mr. Cameron had pulled out of the EU, or better yet scrapped Foreign Aid in order to save the floundering taxpayer from being forcibly raped?
No, unfortunately not but there is at least some good news for married couples who are now in line for a £1,000 tax break.
Mr. Cameron’s decision to provide the tax break is all based on what he calls ‘commitment and responsibility’ in that is he feels that married couples are far more committed and therefore responsible.
It would appear that if you are now single you are not really considered part of the club and you’re decision to remain single and refrain from having children is going to cost you a pretty penny and then some.
Do I feel like my civil liberties have just been walked all over? In a way yes because marriage, as with having children, is for me a lifestyle choice – and yes so is being single.
We are all unique with differing aspirations in life but I question the validity and even morality of providing a sector of the population with tax breaks due to their lifestyle choices.
For the single people of Britain they will be required to support the institution of marriage and that of ‘family life’ when those couples have children – in other words their lifestyle choice means those remaining single will be forced to caught up.
You might think that in times of austerity the Prime Minister would refrain from providing tax breaks; after all money is at present difficult to find. Of course the ever squeezing austerity measures don’t affect our illustrious Prime Minister; or in fact any of his chums and cronies that he hand-selects.
Unfortunately the only sector of society to suffer under a recession and austerity measures is the working classes and now none more so than the single working person.
According to this latest tax scheme those who really stand to benefit will be ‘stay-at-home mothers’ or those who only work part-time. Yes if you take that lifestyle choice of having children the Government will reward you and force the rest of the nation to support you.
Only yesterday the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, announced that he would unveil a ‘work-for-benefits’ package that will effectively force those on long-term unemployment benefit to work for their communities in order to retain the right to continue getting unemployment benefit.
This I personally think is an excellent idea and should tackle the ‘work-shy’ element of our population and when you consider the EU is about to force us to open our borders completely in 2014 this measure could well be the answer to restricting foreign migrants easy access to the public purse.
Mr. Cameron also announced that in line with the policy of recognising gay couples the new married tax allowance will also be extended to those gay couples in both a civil partnership and marriage.
Let’s examine this carefully; if you are married, have children or you are gay then you’ll be entitled to a number of tax breaks and benefits. Remain single however and the Government will ensure you are squeezed for every penny available in order to pay all the lifestyle choices these people make.
Does this appear equitable? Well no and that’s because it’s not. In effect Mr. Cameron will penalize you for your lifestyle choice of remaining single, refraining from reproducing and certainly if you are not gay.
It would appear that the new byword for political correctness is some form of family unity whilst those who would rather not engage in the practice will be singled out and punished.
“The values of marriage are give and take, support and sacrifice – values that we need more of,’
Marriage is a good thing for our country – it’s the ultimate form of commitment under the law – and we want to show our support for it.” Mr. David Cameron, Prime Minister
I think Mr. Cameron makes it perfectly clear that single people are not supportive and that they do not sacrifice – that’s a bit strange considering single people get very little in the way of tax breaks and therefore are the largest contributors to the Government’s treasury.
The Liberal Democrats have already announced that they will oppose the move; in fact a provision for rewarding the union of marriage and their ability to oppose such a move was included in the 2010 coalition agreement.
Labour is also expected to oppose the tax breaks but in reality the opposition by both Labour and the Liberal Democrats will have no effect on such a tax break being passed as there will be sufficient Tory MPs supporting it.
The cost for supporting the new marriage tax break is going to cost the taxpayer (the single taxpayer) approximately £600 million a year and many are questioning where exactly the funds will come from.
Currently we have the EU collectors knocking on the door asking Britain for yet another £450 million in order to keep the EU afloat – that’s right that despot non-elected institution is floundering and requires EU member states to find £3.4 billion in order to stave off insolvency.
Within just a few months Britain will face its biggest test in history; for we are about to take the doors of immigration off their hinges and it’s likely Britain will see a vast number of people from the likes of Romania and Bulgaria knocking on the door seeking a free lunch.
With our involvement in the EU and with our increased giving through Foreign Aid it might make you wonder how Britain can possibly stave off bankruptcy.
Tax breaks of course are a wonderful thing and will certainly help millions of families but I fear that such a tax break, at such a time, is nothing short of a political move leading up to the General Election and it is most unlikely Mr. Cameron really knows where the money will come from in order to support such a tax break or remain handing money over to the EU or other countries through Foreign Aid.
If you are single then you might want to consider packing your bags and getting out whilst you still can for it’s likely that your ‘irresponsibility’ of remaining single and childless will cost you far more than you ever bargained for.