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    (Original post by LordMallard)
    I agree with the tax cuts in the budget, but the problem I have is that it is possible to have had them as well as disability benefits unchanged. I'm sure that the Treasury could've found some money from somewhere. Perhaps reductions in pension tax relief, a lower cut in capital gains tax, or higher taxes on tobacco.
    Taxes on tobacco would upset voters.
    Less hand outs to the city would upset lobbyists
    Reductions in Pension Tax Relief would lose Tories votes.

    The sensible thing for Tories to do is put all the austerity on the voters who will never vote for them. The disabled.

    George Osborne is actually playing a decent game of politics here. He is seeing where the boundaries are and how far he can push his party. This is nothing. Until there is a proper Tory rebellion this stuff will carry on.
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    (Original post by illegaltobepoor)
    Taxes on tobacco would upset voters.
    Less hand outs to the city would upset lobbyists
    Reductions in Pension Tax Relief would lose Tories votes.

    The sensible thing for Tories to do is put all the austerity on the voters who will never vote for them. The disabled.

    George Osborne is actually playing a decent game of politics here. He is seeing where the boundaries are and how far he can push his party. This is nothing. Until there is a proper Tory rebellion this stuff will carry on.
    Who else would the voters support, they seem naturally tory so won't turn to labour. They're forced to so have no choice.
 
 
 
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