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Sep. 14th, 2008 | 10:34 pm

Who actually believes that the Lib Dems are proposing "cutting taxes to help the poor"? Rather than, say,  "cutting taxes because it makes us look like a nice safe neo-liberal party rather than some bunch of dangerous '1p on income tax' socialists"?

Who do they think that they are going to impress with this? Those looking for a change from the existing parties? Well, no, clearly not, that's not going to work, this is just repeating their tactics. Those looking for tax cuts? Well, no, they'll go with both of the other parties saying that they'll tighten up on public spending, because they have more influence and a more coherent ideological base.

Really, they are becoming a dead party, if they haven't died already, apart from Lembit Opik.

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mother of the angry mob

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from: pennyland
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
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Don`t ask me. We`re dealing with a guy who has done little to further anything and is trying to negate important things.

Why the hell would anyone WANT to put a populous`s citizens through this shit while the US is trying to figure out what an analogy is?

It`s clever and insulting on so many fronts.

I`m voting GrEen. Because it pissed them off last time that they had seats and negated most of the "universal" hold of the libs and dems in the circle.

Plus, I always feel a twinge of...something, when I buy expensive food that was "grown locally". Taber corn is still damn good, though admittedly cheaper to produce than advertize.
And I can buy a 5cm steak for WAY less than you. Though we do without the mustard or chutney. Not so say it doesn`t happen.

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Monument

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from: marnanel
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
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People put chutney on steaks?

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mother of the angry mob

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from: pennyland
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
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People put amazingly strange things on otherwise delicious meat.

People should have better gastric habits.

I won`t scar you with what happens to innocent sea-things.
It`s appalling.

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Monument

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from: marnanel
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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FFS. There goes our last remaining vestige of any shot of socialism in Parliament.

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Mat Bowles

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from: matgb
date: Sep. 16th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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Wht can be more left wing than bringing those on the minimum wage out of the income tax system by raising the tax threshold, and doing this by closing tax loopholes on the higher end tax payers and sorting corporation tax out?

I couldn't make the debate in the hall, but I'm happy the policy got passed, a genuine shift to the left combined with a broadly liberal platform overall.

Sure, the rhetoric is pure marketing speak, and some of it is off, but the overall policy is sound. This l'il socialist is happy.

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Lower tax

from: anonymous
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
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I don't want lower tax - I want better value for the tax I pay - if I get that I might even be persuaded to pay more tax.
OP

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Madeleine

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from: madeleine
date: Sep. 15th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Save me. I thought you were talking about the *American* election. Everything sounds so much the same.

Otherwise yeah I'm voting for the Lib. Dems here (Obama) just because I work for a non-profit and am kind of socialist. I figure it's at least a shot at getting some kind of break.

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