The rich paying extra tax is "fair". That's what I keep hearing form Labour and Lib Dem MPs - "it's fair that the rich pay more" Why? They already pay more tax than the rest of us so why is it "fair" that they pay even more? Why should the government have more claim on the better-offs money than mine? It's not bloody "fair". Fair is everyone working and paying their way. Fair is everyone paying the same percentage of their wages in tax. Even then, the richer you are, the more you give to Gordon Brown.
Labour and Lib Dem MPs realise it is not "fair", but they know that it is a good way to rake in more money, and they also think it is a vote winner with the public at large. I think they are wrong - the politics of envy are dying. I'm not rich, I'm a married man with for four kids and a mortgage to pay. I don't envy the rich, and I don't think it would be "fair" to see them hammered for more tax just because a bunch of lefties and beardy weirdies think that it is "fair". The well off are entitled to the money they earn like the rest of us. Many of those with £1m homes will have bloody great mortgages to pay (or may even be retired) - and the last thing they will want to hear is some idiot like Clegg telling them that it is "fair" that he's going to take even more of their money.
I'm sorry but saying that it is "fair" to tax someone more because they have worked hard to get a good job makes my blood boil. There is nothing "fair" about it. It's called passing laws to 'legally steal' someones money - knowing that you won't lose too many votes (or might even win some). Thank God the Leftie is a dying breed in this country.