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The New Living Wage
April 29, 2016

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The New Living Wage

April 29, 2016

It is once again the case, as always: Give with one hand, take back with the other, (plus 45%) that is what these governments do. Sad really, since the cash the authorities pay us is the tax they took ,from the money we in employment earned in our job, so we lose, they win. The greatest problem then is that if the workers are taxed to the point of a negative salary, where will the high taxes to pay for those setting the laws on tax, insurance, etc be coming from ? It will not be the worker, since he is paying for the high incomes our leaders get for taking too much from the workers in the first place. I know this is a bit more than a little naive, but the answer is embedded in there somewhere. We can, of course, put it all down to that Froggy King, Billy the Conqueror, ( or was it Billy the Kid??) since he did the initial dirty work, by writing the rules in the Domesday Book. (Well HE did not write it, HE dictated his needs to the scribblers), who in turn sent it out to the masses, with threats of death, or worse, if the serfs failed of refused to pay their tax. And the writers no doubt added their groat or six to the amount taxpayers paid, ergo, less pay, more taxation. Where have I seen that remark before??? Oh, yes in the government's manifesto. Silly me. That is it, getting late, off to the land of nod, before THEY invent more taxes.....Oh, silly me, not taxes, freely given financial non repayable contributions fromĀ  the poorly paid and over taxed serfs (that is us, naturally,,,) to the "leaders". No wonder we nearly lost two world wars....But that is another tale of woe...

April 29, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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The New Living Wage

April 29, 2016

Further to your comments David the living wage increase has ment with some companies were workers got a staff discount for goods etc has gone , discounts 20/30 % have gone the way of the doh doh ,and with zero hour contracts I'd hate to be a non qualified kid starting out to-day


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