Dear Mr. Darling.
Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain ‘s economy.
I am a UK taxpayer having worked all of my adult life to keep you and your less than honourable associates in the manner to which you clearly believe you have earned, is your right and is within the rules.
I have been taxed to the hilt by the obvious tax regime and the stealth taxes you have imposed over successive governments. What you claimed to have given me with the one hand I can see, you have more than taken away behind my back with your other, unseen hand.
My tax contribution has allowed me to drive on roads that are, in some cases dangerous and cannot be repaired or maintained because of finance restrictions or lack of funds, despite paying my annual road fund licence and the tax on fuel. I am unable to have dental treatment and examination on the national health and have been forced to pay for private dental treatment cover despite a proportion of my taxes going to the maintenance of the national health service.
My taxes are used to support foreign aid payments as well as support those who cannot or do not want to work, earn a salary and pay their own taxes. I concede that some are unable to seek or obtain work but far too many simply do not want to because they are too lazy and are paid too much not to work.
You have given Billions of taxpayers money to the financial institutions already. Instead of giving billions of pounds more to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan: There are about 12 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay them half a million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:
1) They MUST retire. Twelve million job openings – Unemployment fixed
2) They MUST buy a new British CAR. Twelve million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed. Some may buy two cars or cars for their children.
3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.
4) Buy £50 of alcohol and/or tobacco a week there’s your money back in duty / tax etc If you add the huge levy you put onto fuel then this will swell your tax coffers even more.
It can’t get any easier than that!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back the claimed expenses and second home allowances.
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