Alex Massie Alex Massie

The Child Benefit Rumpus Cont.

The case against George Osborne’s plan to eliminate Child Benefit for higher-rate taxpayers runs roughly like this: We work hard, we’re successful –  in fact we pay most of the income tax collected in this country –  and we produce the children who will help pay for everyone’s pensions and now we’re the ones targetted by a Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer? Why are we being penalised for having children?

And yes, one can see why this would grate.

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