Ed Milliband pledges to boost NHS spending through Mansion Tax.

I like this idea, but it needs to go further. Tax their mansions, their second homes, their 4th and 5th cars. Some people argue that this way you’re taxing people for working hard, and to this I always think “Well, I see tax and my insurance in case I’m not so lucky” and “Why shouldn’t my earnings be used to help others?”. Tax the heck out of the 1% and bring them back down to reality. The fact we have an NHS is simply awesome, and people should feel privileged (not robbed) that part of their earnings are going towards helping millions of people a year.

“He will say a “mansion tax” on homes worth more than £2m will help pay for the extra funding.

Labour is currently refusing to comment on what it describes as “speculation”.

The party has yet to spell out details of how its mansion tax would work. It could raise around £1.7bn a year, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) says.

The Liberal Democrats also propose a mansion tax, while the Conservatives have ruled out such a plan, saying it is “not sensible”.”

Read the original BBC article here.


About MW

Megan Wright is a candid young lady making her way around the world. Since her visit to Beijing in 2011, travel has become an integral part of her life. After graduating from Royal Holloway University of London, she moved her pale bottom over to Madrid where she worked as an au pair and EFL teacher. After backpacking through South America in 2016, Megan returned home to the UK and is now studying an MA in Applied Anthropology, Community & Youth Work at the University of London. Although back in ol' blighty for the time being, she will be teaching English across Europe during her summer and hopes to go on another great escape after her graduation in 2019.
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