Spend more = Higher Taxes , I can't say that its a formula that is very appealing.
If I were to add up what I have had to pay in personal tax and Company tax over the past 10 years, it would pay for a Statement or two....
You should think yourself fortunate to have that level of income.
It's time we woke up to the fact that services cost money. People want a great NHS and they want lots of police to keep us all safe, yet they still want to pay less. Sure there are some efficiencies still to be made, though most of them have been taken, and sure there are tax avoidance loops still to be closed, but at the end of the day we need to pay more tax.
As I've said before, people seem to want German or Scandinavian standards of state provision yet pay US levels of tax. That's simply impossible. Under the story policies, our great public services - schools, health, police and so on are under a real threat. May won't face up to the fact that we need to pay more, and her only policy to address the issue so far - the so called dementia tax - has been an unmitigated disaster. Labour have costed what needs to be done and made proposals on how it should be funded. At least that's open and honest. What do we want - failing schools, inadequate health provision, a threadbare police service? Or for those with the broadest shoulders to pay a bit more tax that they can easily afford? It's a simple choice.