Originally Posted by pixiedustboo
He's saying that how long will it remain purely voluntary?
This particular bunch of shamed politicians who masquerade as our government have a record of rolling on 'voluntary' that quickly becomes compulsory, so that we have hundred's of of governments bodies, kwangos, and private companies who are able to force their way into our houses , if necessary, ( or very large fines imposed )under various excuses, for example, have we been adding worth by good internal home improvements and decorations; do we have a good view from our windows etc? Anything to gain access to more and more detailed info on everyone, some of which they sell. More and more non- police, or non-elected characters can hand out on the spot fines for very minor offences, like a mum whose little girl dropped a tiny piece of a sausage roll that was immediately snatched up by a bird, but drew a fine of £80 or so. This government goes back on all sorts of promises and commitments without shame and spends its time and efforts in manipulation to stay in power. We now have the most unpopular Prime Minister ever, it seems. Meanwhile, major crime flourishes and many of our prisons are fine hotels with everything laid on, including drugs being supplied in , and profits taken on drugs supplied out. Our prison guards complain about this, blame the authorities and say that believe it is now too entrenched for them to do anything to root it out. Many of our streets are very dangerous. My town is not like this, YET.
Our government has just reduced the rate of tax from 22% to 20%, ie 2% and obtained the money by increasing the tax on the very lowest earners, pensioners and those on fixed incomes, from 10% to 20%, ie 10%.
Some stupid people might suggest that this is because the British people are stupid, but I excuse those stupid enough to come up with such stupid simplifications by remembering that they are stupid; I do that 'cos I ain't stupid! He-he.