Stevoraith wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm
But also if there are more people living in the house you use more water, generate more waste etc so you should also pay more.
Not necessarily, many larger rural properties have private water and sewage so pay to maintain their own services and so draw less on council resources than someone living in town.
To be fair I have issue with the whole tax system, always have always will. Nobody will be able to convince me that because you earn more you should pay at a higher rate. The percentage should be fixed, same for all. By earning more you will pay more but propotonaly more. Most of us on this forum have worked hard to get where each of us are today and we don't owe anyone anything for that.
I had a troubled childhood and ended up on the street, there was little or no help to get you back on your feet back then much the same as now. Hard work, determination and some luck got me here today. I am very much of the belief that if I can do it anyone can. But for absolutely certain no-one is going to hand it to you, you are going to have to make a considerable effort to change your circumstances.
The problem these days is few people accept responsibility for their own lives, everyone wants to be a victim or blame someone else for their woes.
You always have a choice, you may not like them but you always have one.
Now I am sure that someone will come along and point out the error of my ways because of some social economic model create 500 years ago and the need to support the country. But the Older I get the less and less inclined to support any government or council because of the people who seem to think that we are there to serve them and not the other way round.
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