Well there has been a lot written about the mansion tax, from every which way, and I can’t add much more to it than what has already been written.
But on my radio today I heard some Chappie pounding on about just how unfair it is, and in the next breath he was almost giving advice to how the people who it might affect can find ways around it ,and a Lady saying just how unfair it is to those who may be assets rich but money poor. Well come on, isn’t that the way they have conspired it to be with their highly paid accountants and ludicrously highly paid lawyers , both conspiring to get out of paying Tax in any form and they make sure their finances are made out to look like they are not as rich as they actually are.
I’m fed up of hearing those types, either threatening to move to other countries with their Bankers and lawyers, or that their businesses will go under, or that they will move lock stock and barrel to another country, just to avoid paying their dues.
Well for Christ’s sake they don’t own that money in the first place, because they forget that when people pay for goods n services and other things, that there is a price added to the goods because worked into the pricing is always the knowledge that goods are priced knowing very well that tax will be paid and every time the tax goes up the businessman adds the cost of the tax (and a little for him or herself ) on to the price of the goods, so by rights it’s not their money, it’s the money of the tax man. It’s the same with wages, people look at the tax they have paid and then start shouting, but conveniently forget that wages goes up every time there is a tax increase, or very nearly always.
But back to the “Mansion Tax” and I’m afraid I agree with Ed Miliband and his front bench colleagues , for the Bedroom tax was one of the most vicious attacks on the poorest people in the country and so many people have suffered in this terrible vindictive Tory Tax, and it showed that they are still the “Nasty Party” at heart, as the Bedroom Tax was really meant as a vindictive Kick at the poorest.
But there are miles of differences from taxing someone for having a spare room, and taxing someone for living in a Mansion-like home, with god knows how many empty bedrooms there are in these “Mansions” and their second and third homes that will never ever have been slept in, so I say to that lady and gentleman, that you can rent out your spare rooms in your Mansions if your stuck for cash, as that’s what was told to me as I enquired about the added cost to my rent in my disabled flat, rent out your spare room mate ,came the reply from my local council. So I speak with first hand knowledge in this matter, and I pray that the Labour Party will do away with this terrible Tax as it hurts the disabled the most, and so many other people have been slung out for arrears, because finding an extra £140 a month is almost impossible, as who wants to move out of their homes (especially if they are very happy in their homes) Because people will want to stay in their home at all cost’s and having a spare room is not a luxury , and to all those Labour councils who raised the prices so quickly without a murmur of dissent or support for the poorest and vulnerable that it might affect I SAY TO THEM “SHAME ON YOU”, my own council is very good, but even they were so quick in making sure that the Tax was levied promptly.
No in fact I would go further in that I would add second and third homes, and I would put a cap on rents Mr Miliband, so that people could afford to save for their deposit on their first home.