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    Quote Originally Posted by Richardw View Post
    Hmmm..... not sensing much support here which has surprised me. Arivaderci all
    Richard, sorry to see that something you feel strongly about has fallen on deaf ears. Perhaps we are just happy with the status quo. Personally I think the real problem with care home funding is elsewhere.....or personal taxation could be a part of any solution.

    Perhaps you need to get a 'celebrity' to get on board. Martin Lewis of 'MoneySavingExpert' may be willing to look at the issue with his razor sharp financial mind and if he were to become an advocate then you may get somewhere.

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    I would say tax is the price you pay for living in a civilised society. We all pay for services which we may or may not need personally but which are beneficial in a broader sense. What's the alternative? Few of us would be able to earn enough to pay for everything we need if the state wasn't there to provide schools, roads, hospitals, etc.

    I find it frustrating that too many of my fellow citizens are very reluctant to pay into the system but then expect someone's else contributions to bail them out when the crisis comes along. If your friends are planning to 'fall back on the state' who do they think is providing that support? The government has no money of its own.

    My parents didn't save so we could have an inheritance and I wouldn't want them to. They saved to have money for a rainy day and for them to have a better life when they were older. We are all capable of earning our own living.
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" -John Lennon ('Beautiful Boy')

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles53 View Post
    I would say tax is the price you pay for living in a civilised society. We all pay for services which we may or may not need personally but which are beneficial in a broader sense. What's the alternative? Few of us would be able to earn enough to pay for everything we need if the state wasn't there to provide schools, roads, hospitals, etc.

    I find it frustrating that too many of my fellow citizens are very reluctant to pay into the system but then expect someone's else contributions to bail them out when the crisis comes along. If your friends are planning to 'fall back on the state' who do they think is providing that support? The government has no money of its own.

    My parents didn't save so we could have an inheritance and I wouldn't want them to. They saved to have money for a rainy day and for them to have a better life when they were older. We are all capable of earning our own living.
    A perfect post. Thank you Pickles.
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    Hi Richard

    I've just posted on a thread "Care Homes" and am off to find your petition (didn't see your thread before).

    Whilst I don't personally think about inheritance, I do think it wrong that she is subsidising the government as a self-funder, and, if we rent out her house, the net income will be taxed. A double whammy!


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