Did anybody read this properly and then give it some thought before taking to their keyboard with steam coming out of their ears?
Firstly, it's a proposal, based on consultations, into the problems of paying for social care. We all know this is an issue and the government is doing its job and doing the research. So far so good.
Secondly, it starts from the premise that most people (only the very poorest get it totally for free) pay for any social care they may need as they get older. This system is inconsistent, is seen as unfair and causes hardship for many. So the suggestion is nobody pays when they need the care but all pay an extra tax after the age of 40 to cover these costs. We're not paying extra, just being charged differently. The same principal as health care in this country in fact.
Certainly worth consideration.