Letter to the Editor-Saturday, June 14:Budget pain to worsen

THE worst part of the government's budget and plans for the future is the sheer unfairness of it all, and there is more to come.

The deficit tax for the rich is only temporary, as is the politicians pay freeze. The pain of the budget on low- and middle-income earners is permanent and, as flagged by the government, tax cuts are on the future agenda.

As everyone knows, a tax cut for a high-income earner will see them receive a lot bigger reward than a low-income earner, so the wealthy win out again while reducing the real value of pensions and penalising the unemployed.

If the government thinks this is fair, they should look the word up in the dictionary. Clearly, they don't know its meaning.

Jim Mills



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