Allister Heath has just sent me over some stats which show that the poor pay more of their income in tax than the rich. Allister reports that “the bottom fifth of earners pay 38.7 of their gross income in total tax, the next fifth 32.7 per cent, then 34.6 per cent, 35.4 per cent, falling to 34.9 per cent for the top fifth of higher-earning households.”Absolute result: the very poorest people in Britain pay a higher percentage of their meagre earnings towards the upkeep of the bloated, profligate state than the very rich, or indeed, anyone else!
Yes, Labour is the party of the poor and the downtrodden and boy, it's doing everything in its power to keep them there! That's what we like to see, folks! Keep punishing those poor people and let the rest of us get on with spending our money on ourselves.
(I'm guessing those who are 32.7% amount to roughly 20% of the population, somehow.)
*This is irony, just in case it needs explaining.