AFTER four years of the Tory-led government, most people in Wirral are working harder, for less.
And yet, instead of dealing with the cost of living crisis which has seen household bills rise while wages fall, David Cameron wants to give millionaires another tax cut on top of the £100,000 he gave them last year.
Earlier this month, he refused to rule out further tax cuts to the richest one per cent of taxpayers, which is a further kick in the teeth for people who are finding it hard to pay the bills and put food on the table every month.
I have spoken out against the Prime Minister's unfairness in the House of Commons and have said that when the deficit is high and people are seeing their real incomes fall, it simply can’t be right to give the richest people in the country a massive tax cut.
The next Labour government will create a fairer tax system, ensuring that everybody plays their part in getting the deficit down.
When you're making difficult decisions to get the deficit down and people are struggling to make ends meet, it’s really important that the burden is shared.
That is why Ed Miliband announced that Labour will restore the top rate tax to 50p for the next Parliament, and would bring in a lower 10p starting rate of tax, to help make work pay and cut taxes for 24 million people on middle and lower incomes.
It will help thousands of people in Wirral. We will also crack down on tax avoidance and reverse the Government's out of touch tax cuts to hedge funds.
Cutting tax for the top one per cent won't help get the deficit down – and it’s deeply unfair.
The Prime Minister has got his priorities wrong and is further proving just how out of touch his government is with this unfair policy.