In my new political incarceration as a 'striver' I am angry. I got out of bed this morning knowing that there is nothing that my company, the people I work with or many of our clients can do. I feel stupid in the knowledge that the decks are stacked against us, we are not on a level playing field and their is nothing we can do.
No policy is perfect nor can it ever deliver only the desired outcomes; unintended consequences are a fact of political life. However the several drawbacks of raising personal income tax allowances raises the question of whether it is the right policy to frame the fairness of the Liberal Democrats, their successes in Government and their future objectives.
You may have heard by now that well-respected (and very rich) British comedian Jimmy Carr has come under fire for not paying taxes. In short, Carr took part in a totally legal tax filing process, wherein he was able to pay as little as one percent on income tax. And while he hasn't broken any laws, the country's Prime Minister has released a statement calling Carr's actions "morally wrong."