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Drinkers face double whammy price hike in Budget

casparwhite Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
well the emergency budget is due in days and guess whats going up again..........

another 5% increase on top of the 1 weve had already as well as the extra 2.5% VAT rise that is to be expected

5 weeks in power and weve seen nothing so far........until this

another tax on the poor?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#2
How do you propose we reduce the budget deficeit and the structual deficeit. Im all ears.
#3
stiffnuts
How do you propose we reduce the budget deficeit and the structual deficeit. Im all ears.


tax drinkers:thumbsup:

but how can we get money from those that dont drink......should be the question you are asking:roll:
#4
The 2.5% increase in VAT, which wont effect essentials.
#5
stiffnuts
How do you propose we reduce the budget deficeit and the structual deficeit. Im all ears.


And I guess all these were caused by the poor people?....and intrestingly with all the cuts etc The rich people still continue to make more money.....more late payment, over overdrawn more bank charges increase in price of Food and utilities etc....

Sorry I forgot we practise capitalism...
#6
i'm all for taxing drinkers, don't get me wrong i like a drink too but it is an easy way to get in extra money in and maybe we will drink less if it gets more expensive ;-)

also whats with you saying its taxing the poor? are you thinking if you are poor your more likely to be a drinker? if you are poor surely alcohol should be at the bottom of the list of things to buy?
banned#7
another tax on the poor?

no, another tax on drinkers - a luxury
#8
tinkerbell28
A tax on the poor, if they were that poor they shouldn't be drinking.

But I know social trends to tend to dictate smoking/drinking are more prevelant in the less well off or it was when I did sociology.

Either way I don't see the problem in taking alcohol, give it to the NHS.


have you never seen homeless drinking TB or what about those dossers you see congregated around bus shelters or in parks with their cheap bottles of cider?


i agree give alcohol to the NHS:?
#9
saayinla
And I guess all these were caused by the poor people?....and intrestingly with all the cuts etc The rich people still continue to make more money.....more late payment, over overdrawn more bank charges increase in price of Food and utilities etc....

Sorry I forgot we practise capitalism...


Please come up with somewthing I havent heard before. Lets blame the rich and nothing to do with the poor some of whom perhaps over borrowed and lived beyond there means.
#10
stiffnuts;8842322
The 2.5% increase in VAT, which wont effect essentials.


Pretty miserable life living on essentials. It just puts the treats further out of reach.
I assume most of the increase will be swallowed by retailers trying to maintain psychological price points but it's still annoying.
#11
owens101
i'm all for taxing drinkers, don't get me wrong i like a drink too but it is an easy way to get in extra money in and maybe we will drink less if it gets more expensive ;-)

also whats with you saying its taxing the poor? are you thinking if you are poor your more likely to be a drinker? if you are poor surely alcohol should be at the bottom of the list of things to buy?


taxing alcohol affects the poor more than it does the rich...........doesnt it:roll:

i dont see ur man with the bentley loading up 3 for £18 crates of stella into the boot very often
#12
who cares ..... :roll:
#13
MBeeching
Pretty miserable life living on essentials. It just puts the treats further out of reach.


Its a fair tax that effects everyone in my opnion, the labour government should never ever have reduced it.
#14
smithyp1
who cares ..... :roll:


the people whose pocket money its going to affect:thumbsup:

we arent talking about nonsense comments from german nobodies

this is about cash coming out of your pocket:thumbsup:
#15
tinkerbell28
Yeah I know it's more common in poor people, for reasons I studied years ago at GCSE/A level but are hazy lol but I wouldn't say it was a tax on the poor as such,a lthough it will hit them more.

I meant the tax money should go to the NHS, not the actual booze;-)


so why was your first sentence this?

A tax on the poor, if they were that poor they shouldn't be drinking.


why shoudnt they be drinking and what should they spend there money on out of interest?
#16
I'm off to France.................easy
#17
what about fags, why are they not increasing tax on fags - alot of money to be made from that aswell, plus it might help people quit
#18
tinkerbell28
Because I don't agree witht he phrase tax on the poor. It's a luxury and it can be avoided.


it may be a luxury for you but its essential for most working class blokes i know:thumbsup:


so if its not a tax on the poor what is it?


its certainly going to affect poorer families and people than it is the rich........same as cigs you dont see the council estate dwellers stopping smoking.....no they take the "essentials" money and spend it
#19
2.5% I don't know how we'll all cope.

I didn't even notice when it went down, I wont even notice when it increases.

but 2.5% will give the government a LOT more money to spend on the country.

As for more tax on alcohol, so what, if you don't like the prices, stop drinking the stuff. simples.
#20
The problem with increases is knowing they will increase it again.
#21
ctuk
2.5% I don't know how we'll all cope.

I didn't even notice when it went down, I wont even notice when it increases.

but 2.5% will give the government a LOT more money to spend on the country.

As for more tax on alcohol, so what, if you don't like the prices, stop drinking the stuff. simples.


so people are supposed to stop drinking because they cant afford it.........making it an elitist pastime for toffs


like i said its a tax on the poor......thanks for making my point:thumbsup:

btw you will notice it when vat rises to 20% especially when purchasing that new 3D tv
#22
casparwhite
so people are supposed to stop drinking because they cant afford it.........making it an elitist pastime for toffs


yep

I gave up my luxury yatch with supercar...........
#23
Alfonse
yep

I gave up my luxury yatch with supercar...........


funny that im just in the market for said goods as ive curtailed the drinking and my "luxurious" lifestyle needs an update
banned#24
ctuk;8842465
2.5% I don't know how we'll all cope.

I didn't even notice when it went down, I wont even notice when it increases.

but 2.5% will give the government a LOT more money to spend on the country.

As for more tax on alcohol, so what, if you don't like the prices, stop drinking the stuff. simples.

I think you mean the national debt ;-)

gonna take a lot more than 2.5% on VAT to even make a reduction in the interest payments alone

we are royally shafted for decades - thanks Gordie :x
#25
I'm off to Tesco to buy my body weight in vodka, see you later.
#26
csiman
I think you mean the national debt ;-)

gonna take a lot more than 2.5% on VAT to even make a reduction in the interest payments alone

we are royally shafted for decades - thanks Gordie :x


decades and the rest........

.this debt didnt just accumulate while gordon was in power you know...... it goes back to the thatcher years im afraid:thumbsup:
#27
casparwhite
funny that im just in the market for said goods as ive curtailed the drinking and my "luxurious" lifestyle needs an update


so you can afford anything anyone could possibly want in life, is that right...........................

nothing is too elitist you can't afford...

:whistling::w00t::roll:
#28
tinkerbell28
Yet in your posts here you seem gleefully happy house prices have kept on rising. Shafting the younger generation to come who won't be able to own their own home not to mention the whole defecit/debt cycle was inflated by the false housing bubble to keep it going.


lol, but is having a mortgage to 'own' a house completely necessary to live?

:whistling:
#29
Alfonse
so you can afford anything anyone could possibly want in life, is that right...........................

nothing is too elitist you can't afford...

:whistling::w00t::roll:


i never said i was poor.......

and i am looking for a boat .......admittedly not a "yacht"

i was making the point that putting prices up on alcohol affects the poor the most/hardest......it will be them scamming people on ebay.......cutting out the kids allowances..... or stealing in the supermarket to pay for it

creating other problems in the bigger picture
banned#30
Tax the very rich, not through their income but their assets!
#31
A tax on the poor, well I think that the lower income families will be better off, especially with the expected higher rate of tax allowance.

The only time you will notice the 2.5% will be for large items. And as for booze, there are so many offers on at the supermarkets, loss leaders etc to get you in the store that I don't think there will be much difference in price.

The tax will be on luxurys! If someone was 'poor' they would not be able to afford luxurys anyway?!

I for one will benefit from the tax allowance and that will leave me better off each month!
#32
casparwhite
i never said i was poor.......

and i am looking for a boat .......admittedly not a "yacht"

i was making the point that putting prices up on alcohol affects the poor the most/hardest......it will be them scamming people on ebay.......cutting out the kids allowances..... or stealing in the supermarket to pay for it

creating other problems in the bigger picture


you assume that I thought you was poor

you also assume that the majority of drinkers are the poor......hmmm

looking to buy a boat does also put you into an elitist crowd............ancient mariner :w00t:
#33
tinkerbell28
Having a roof over you head is a necessity yes.


having a roof over your head yes......agreed

however I said is it necessary to have a mortgage? :whistling: So the rest of your post is disregarded for not having reading the question properly, think about the word 'rent'

Which Government introduced the 'need' to get a mortgage..............:whistling:
#34
Alfonse
you assume that I thought you was poor

you also assume that the majority of drinkers are the poor......hmmm

looking to buy a boat does also put you into an elitist crowd............ancient mariner :w00t:


nope i havnt assumed anything

ive always said it will hit the poorest the hardest:) hence me saying its a tax on the poor

im certainly not an elitist but i could be if i wanted;-)
#35
Alfonse
having a roof over your head yes......agreed

however I said is it necessary to have a mortgage? :whistling: So the rest of your post is disregarded for not having reading the question properly, think about the word 'rent'

Which Government introduced the 'need' to get a mortgage..............:whistling:


You are taking it way off topic my reply was in regards to CSI, mocking the whole defecit thing when the one thing he takes most joy in rising house prices +more bad debt+ credit crunch = bad defecit.

I don't think he can see the irony.
banned#36
tinkerbell28;8842824
Yet in your posts here you seem gleefully happy house prices have kept on rising. Shafting the younger generation to come who won't be able to own their own home not to mention the whole defecit/debt cycle was inflated by the false housing bubble to keep it going.

its called capitalism love, and we're all as bad as each other when it comes down to it ;-)

obviously being retired I want my only asset to appreciate ASAP so that I can sell at a substantial profit and move off to better climes with the profit cos this country is only going downhill from now on at a rapid pace :)
banned#37
tinkerbell28;8843015
You are taking it way off topic my reply was in regards to CSI, mocking the whole defecit thing when the one thing he takes most joy in rising house prices +more bad debt+ credit crunch = bad defecit.

I don't think he can see the irony.

I can assure you I wasnt mocking the deficit. its a hard fact of life now that we all have to get used to this deficit / debt (they are not the same in any shape or form).

all i was trying to say (maybe badly) was we should all be grateful we havent got a government who think endless overspending is a good thing! :w00t:
#38
stick £10 on a packet of fags, should help
#39
Bully
stick £10 on a packet of fags, should help


£10 on a packet of fags
£5000 on a new budget car
£15000 on a new luxury car

what about a £150 pound tax on everyone entering and leaving the country for whatever reason

just a few of the ways we could reduce the defecit
#40
casparwhite
£10 on a packet of fags
£5000 on a new budget car
£15000 on a new luxury car

what about a £150 pound tax on everyone entering and leaving the country for whatever reason

just a few of the ways we could reduce the defecit


how about actually cream off the profits from the banks, that we (taxpayers) now own??????????

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