Letter: Taxed, but for what purposes?
Sunday 10 January 1999
The neo-Thatcherite free-market economics of New Labour dictate that students are taxed (through tuition fees and the abolition of the maintenance grant), while the wealthy are assured that they will see no rise in their income tax for the lifetime of this parliament.
Meanwhile tax revenue is spent on the tragedy of the bombing of Iraq and the farce of the Millennium Dome, while the NHS bed shortage is blamed on a flu epidemic and the audacity of older people who choose to live longer lives without due consideration for the Treasury.
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