There’s a corollary to this observation

That there has been significant overall support for increased tax and spending since 2015 is hardly surprising. I suspect that such support is increasing again at present. What is apparent is that during periods of Conservative government it almost invariably increases, and usually exceeds support for keeping tax and spending the same, whilst being massively more popular than reducing tax or spending.

The support for more tax and spending decreases during a Labour government as we see what the fuckers do with it.

6 thoughts on “There’s a corollary to this observation”

  1. Well, yes. During a Conservative government, Labour & its supporters call for increases in taxes & spending. That is, after all the Labour platform when in opposition. And when in power…?
    Whether there is overall support in the country we look to revealed preferences. The country voted Conservative in ’15, ’17 & ’19.
    So STFU & chow down on your dog turd pie would be an appropriate response

  2. I have never in my life encountered a sane person who was in favour of more of his income eaten up by “the Government”.

    No, socialists, the salon variety or otherwise, are not sane.

  3. “Grikath

    I have never in my life encountered a sane person who was in favour of more of his income eaten up by “the Government”.

    No, socialists, the salon variety or otherwise, are not sane.”

    They ask something vague like should taxes go up and many say ‘yes’, ask instead “should YOUR taxes go up” and they’d get a different result.

  4. Andrew C said:
    “They ask something vague like should taxes go up and many say ‘yes’, ask instead “should YOUR taxes go up” and they’d get a different result.”

    There was a clever survey some years ago that first asked “should the rich pay more tax?” (mostly ‘yes’), but then asked at what income level people become “rich”. Consistently 10-20% above the respondent’s own income.

  5. Dennis, Odin's Tax Collector

    That there has been significant overall support for increased tax and spending since 2015 is hardly surprising. I suspect that such support is increasing again at present.

    In practical terms this translates to the following: There is increased support for taxing other people and spending those taxes on me.

    Given that, whatever significant overall support actually exists, it is meaningless.

  6. Wouldn’t you agree to paying just an extra penny in the pound tax for better education for our children?

    Yes, yes, I never beat my wife.

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