McVey and her underground TAX

How many times dear reader have you heard Esther McVey say the bedroom tax is NOT A TAX.  TAX IS WHAT YOU PAY ON INCOME IT IS NOT A TAX IT IS A SPARE ROOM SUBSIDY.  Yes that would be the same McVey in whose constituency we find that 94% of all new HB claims since the election have come from private tenants who get £3.2m more each year in LHA than social tenants would get in HB (Now that is what a real subsidy is!)

ITISNOTATAXITISNOTATAXITISNOTATAXITISNOTATAXITISNOTATAXITISNOTATAX – ok you get the picture.

In fact you should really get the picture below!!

You may well know that McVey is the MP for Wirral West which is separated from Liverpool by two road tunnels for which you have to pay a toll.  The tunnel toll is supposedly going up again and so today at a protest we see McVey holding up a banner and posing for a photograph.

What do you think it says on her banner?

mcvey tunnel

Yes it does say “Axe the Tunnel TAX ”

You could have chosen to hold up a banner saying “Say No to Tunnel Tolls” and as you can see there are SEVEN such banners to hold up and pose for the picture; yet you, the very media savvy Esther McVey chose to hold up one of just two banners calling this a TAX!

Is the gentleman behind you is looking at your other face? Poor chap!

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20 thoughts on “McVey and her underground TAX

  1. She thinks that she is indispensable, but come 2015, she’ll find out that she is not! I also hope that she is called to answer her role in the crimes against humanity along with IDS, Fraud, DWP and herself and co.

  2. So if she is correct then we do not need to pay VAT, or fuel tax, or the tax on alcohol because not paying those non taxes wouldn’t be illegal. I thought you received a subsidy, not paid it out.

  3. TAX IS WHAT YOU PAY ON INCOME …ah right. so why are we paying taxes on what we SPEND? aka VAT.and isnt there some tax you pay when you BUY a house? (could be mistaken on the latter but not on the former)

      1. thank you jonscone..thought so.. another thing occurred to me today too.(though im probably way behind others in thinking this…………… they keep saying its taxpayers that pay for benefits..(no i dont agree)…. but what/who actually pays for the lavish breakfasts.lunches,dinners, expense accounts, 2nd homes, and the myriad other things the MPs claim for?????…… after all THEY havent paid a certain %age of their income throughout their years so that they can enjoy all that … so must be the tax payers. maybe we should start another similar rhetoric going round to that effect

        ITS YOUR TAXES PAYING FOR MPs DINNERS,BREAKFASTS,LUNCHES, 2ND HOMES,MASSIVE EXPENSE ACCOUNTS ETC.WHILE YOUR WAGES ARE SQUEEZED AND SQUEEZED, COST OF LIVING ,HOUSEHOLD FUELS, TRAVEL EITHER IN PETROL/DEISEL OR BUS/TRAIN FARES ALL GO UP AND UP. YOU PAY MUCH MORE OF YOUR TAXES TO THOSE IN POWER AND THEIR LAVISH LIFESTYLES THAN YOU DO TO THOSE ON BENEFITS.

        PLEASE SHARE.

      2. Agree completely, hugosmum!

        Where do all the MPs think their salary comes from?

        They earn around £5,533 per MONTH.

        For a Secretary of State like Iain Duncan Smith it’s over £11,166 PER MONTH !! Yes, eleven thousand pounds per month.

      3. while i cant even get a bloody small loan in spite of never missing any payments on anything, playing fair, everything above board and having a decent financial report according to one if those firms that banks regularly go to to check…. whoever says honesty pays?.lol this was an experiment. just to see if i COULD get a loan. my circumstances havent changed in the past 20 yrs (apart from the usual annual increases in bills and income.) i have had small loans in the pst .no quibble at all. my income is not going anywhere unless i kick the bucket. and my bank has been telling me this past 2 years that i can have a loan if i want one. ,,, guess what..i was turned down/ they arent satisfied that i can keep repayments up of £2 extra per month for an extra 2 yrs on top of what i have BEEN paying for the past 7 years. for a mere 2000 quid. never been turned down before. and all because of this uncertainty whether people on benefits can pay. im a pensioner. and he asked me if my pension was safe. (anyone read that they are taking our pensions away ? cos i havent)
        good job ws only an experiment.

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