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Thread #161908 Message #3851421
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
20-Apr-17 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: UK General Election
Subject: RE: BS: UK General Election
Sorry - Should make myself clearer. All I am saying is that instead of telling the 95% of us that own 5% of the wealth we should tighten our belts and give up our social care the government should be concentrating on the 5% who can well afford to give up a portion of what they have to maintain a good system. The theory of wealth 'filtering down' just does not work.
Yes, but there is only so much that can be done. Never mind the top 5%, the top 1% already pay more than 1/4 of the nation's income tax.
As for Jim Carroll's "Ding ding, I'm on the bus". I've already stated that I'm not anywhere near what could be considered 'wealthy'. so his comments can't be meant for me. (I'm part of the '95%' too)
But he does seem to respond (at length) without caring to read what he's responding to.