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Fuel Duty
« on: 04 July 2018, 08:24:48 »

Rumour has it that they are preparing to scrap the freeze on fuel duty to help raise funds for the NHS.  :-\

Will it be a one off raise in the duty?  or will we be facing regular hikes at every budget?  >:(
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #1 on: 04 July 2018, 08:57:47 »

Always an easy target us motorists , should make cigarettes 15.00 a packet instead.
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #2 on: 04 July 2018, 14:11:20 »

Also, impose a 20 surcharge on all football tickets, to fund the Hillsborough investigation - and leave motorists alone!

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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #3 on: 04 July 2018, 17:34:25 »

Better idea. Scrap the NHS :)
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #4 on: 04 July 2018, 17:37:35 »

Aw TB - NO! They look after me very well, with all of my ailments and infirmities.
Pick on the politicians instead, they could do with a huge reduction in their salaries, more in line with what little they do for us.....

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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #5 on: 04 July 2018, 17:41:42 »

Aw TB - NO! They look after me very well, with all of my ailments and infirmities.
Pick on the politicians instead, they could do with a huge reduction in their salaries, more in line with what little they do for us.....

Ron.
If you paid less tax, you could afford proper health care ;)
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #6 on: 04 July 2018, 17:49:47 »

Aw TB - NO! They look after me very well, with all of my ailments and infirmities.
Pick on the politicians instead, they could do with a huge reduction in their salaries, more in line with what little they do for us.....

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If you paid less tax, you could afford proper health care ;)


Yes, it works so well in America.......
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #7 on: 04 July 2018, 17:52:58 »

It would if people were educated to budget for it...  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: 04 July 2018, 18:08:26 »

It would if people were educated to budget for it...  ::)

Education costs money, which means better education = higher taxes.
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #9 on: 04 July 2018, 18:09:45 »

Also, impose a 20 surcharge on all football tickets, to fund the Hillsborough investigation - and leave motorists alone!

Ron.

Or a 2000 surcharge on coppers salaries and pensions, to pay for the bent ones.
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #10 on: 04 July 2018, 22:03:51 »

It would if people were educated to budget for it...  ::)

It's seriously expensive though and became more so after Obamacare came in.  ::)

2 examples that stick in my mind from my trips to the US are:


30 year old non smoking male with no pre-existing conditions - $400 a month

The young guy was an odd jobber, pools, maintenance anything he could find to make a buck, but as he was self employed had to buy his own insurance and told me that this was the cheapest most basic policy he could find.  $400 a month is a big chunk of his take home ((before tax!)  :o

Late 50's non smoking couple, again with no pre-existing conditions - $5000  a month.

The couple were very wealthy, ran their own company and this was the best all singing, all dancing policy.  I guess they could have been on the company's scheme, but chose to buy their own.  Which probably tells you something about the quality of workplace health insurance schemes in the US which most people rely on for their family's healthcare needs!  ::)
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #11 on: 04 July 2018, 22:09:59 »

It would if people were educated to budget for it...  ::)

It's seriously expensive though and became more so after Obamacare came in.  ::)

2 examples that stick in my mind from my trips to the US are:


30 year old non smoking male with no pre-existing conditions - $400 a month

The young guy was an odd jobber, pools, maintenance anything he could find to make a buck, but as he was self employed had to buy his own insurance and told me that this was the cheapest most basic policy he could find.  $400 a month is a big chunk of his take home ((before tax!)  :o

Late 50's non smoking couple, again with no pre-existing conditions - $5000  a month.

The couple were very wealthy, ran their own company and this was the best all singing, all dancing policy.  I guess they could have been on the company's scheme, but chose to buy their own.  Which probably tells you something about the quality of workplace health insurance schemes in the US which most people rely on for their family's healthcare needs!  ::)

.. and, if you have a "pre-existing condition", you're shit out of luck. >:(

Insurance companies are satan's spawn itself. I sure as hell hope I never have to rely on one for my health.
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #12 on: 04 July 2018, 22:19:14 »

It would if people were educated to budget for it...  ::)

No amount of "education" can raise a person's IQ, as evidenced in so many areas of life - not here, of course!  :-X

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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #13 on: 04 July 2018, 22:25:58 »


.. and, if you have a "pre-existing condition", you're shit out of luck. >:(

Insurance companies are satan's spawn itself. I sure as hell hope I never have to rely on one for my health.

Yep, another American chap I chatted to once told me hat he had a motorbike accident and had to have his knee pinned together which the insurance company funded without issue.  Afterwards though his knee was always excluded and when it went wrong and he needed further surgery, he had to remortgage his house to fund the operation.  :(
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Re: Fuel Duty
« Reply #14 on: 04 July 2018, 22:39:42 »

Why is it that when a conversation turns to the NHS, the only alternative mentioned is the U.S. system. There are hundreds of countries all over the world that operate systems which don't resemble either.  ::)
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