Voucher Snatcher

childcare_vouchers_picA lot of working parents find the tax relief afforded by childcare vouchers something that makes it worthwhile working. Gordon calculates that too many middle class people benefit – as if there was something wrong with that. The money saved will supposedly be diverted to provide childcare on a means-tested basis. He really hates the middle classes…

75,000 people have signed the petition on the Downing Street website urging the government not to end the vouchers, surpassing as the largest petition on the website the petition calling on Gordon to resign.  43 Labour MPs, including nine ex-ministers, have opposed the plan. Gordon just seems determined to punish the hard-working middle classes, who actually pay for everything, even more. This has got to be the least popular childcare policy change by a government since King Herod…



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