Libertarian meat eater, right wing in the sense of conservative with a small c.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Not quite what he mean't to say

The OEGK has come out of his shell to defend his decision to remove the 10% tax band and admits that the plan has sparked "debate", (hilarious lefty infighting and massive unpopularity would be closer to the mark). He also said this:

"We have done more as a Government in the last 50 years for poverty than any other government."

Well yes, it's true that he keeps shifting the tax burden ever more onto the poor but I don't think that's what he was trying to say.

1 comment:

John said...

The deserving poor have indeed been reasonably well treated by the OEGK - deserving poor = families with kids and pensioners over 65 but the undeserving poor have been shafted - undeserving = single under 25 no kids and pensioners under 65.
Its all part of his work to welfare strategy.