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Income tax is unfair in that a couple with one high earner is taxed
much more than one where both are earning. Council tax is unfair to
single elderly people in large houses, and so on.
But the government has to bring in money somehow. The abolition of
prescription charges has taken 91million pounds out of Scotland's NHS and
the charges caused no real hardship to anyone. It is posturing by a
government that doesn't have to worry about where the money comes from.
Member of the Labour Party, but we supported the abolition up here. Presumably because of the impending election.