"Social Care Premium" - Work hard, save, be careful with your money and prepare for your retirement... That way we can take it off you and give it those who couldn't be bothered and squandered what little they had...
I cannot begin to explain the rage this causes me... The incentive for making a success of yourself is that you're penalised! You pay contributions to society for decades only to be punished for the graft and sacrifices you've made...
If there'll always be someone there to look after us then why should any of us bother??
Disgusting. So now they've decided to tax us for getting old.
And quite right to.
How about removing the right to vote from the over 40's - they are all senile old bigots anyway. And having them put out of their misery as soon as they cease to be useful productive tax payers. Think of the savings!
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.