- Oct 9, 2020
But isn't that at least part of what we are looking to do by raising NI? We're looking to provide a better standard of healthcare - or at least we are if the money raised actually goes to the areas that it's being claimed it will go to. I just think it would be better to make the very well off pay for this change rather than making the poorer in society also pay for it.
There are multiple places to go for the extra cash.
People providing for their own care through capital gains.
Going after the black economy.
Efficiency savings in other departments.
Reform of the NHS.
Higher pay across the board.
Massive tax rises on crap food, tobacco and booze.
Very controversial but. Maybe stop intervening to keep people alive for the sake of keeping them alive. I wouldn't like to guess at what it cost to keep my grandma, and my wife's grandma alive for a few extra months when they were completely unaware of anything going on around them.
The burden of looking after society should fall on us all.
Maybe a flat rate of tax on everyone is the fair answer.