How long do you work for the tax man?
I believe this [see YouTube video below] should be an advert run between television programmes, then people might realise that being better off is not necessarily about earning more, it is equally about paying less, and without a shadow of doubt the elephant in the room on this one is, Taxation, by our Government. Yes Her Majesties Government is without equal in devising ways of taking money from us; and worse, spending it with little regard for the value it gets. It just cannot be right that a single person on an average salary has to spend more than half a day paying taxes, before that income goes to themself. It is little wonder that everyone I meet is demoralised, and angry about the state of affairs in the UK today.
I came across the video whilst reading the blog of Daniel Hannan on the Telegraph “blogs” Web site. Daniel is fighting a verbal “Dunkirkesque” battle against that other elephant, but this one is not in the room, it is squashing the entire country. Yes the EU, Daniel is a writer and journalist, and has been Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999. Today [April Fool’s Day, I hope this isn’t a hoax], he is promoting a campaign, Rally Against Debt: 14 May 2011. It’s also available on Facebook here.