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Budget 2015 Predictions?

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I'm guessing;

1) Some sort of change to IHT (possibly moving the threshold to £1 million). The wanted to do this but the Lib Dems have always vetoed it but they will have nothing to lose (and lots of votes to gain by doing it just before the election).

2) Maybe some sort of real clampdown on tax credits/benefits to EU workers. Will be popular with UKIP voters.

3) Possibly a few small changes to the PRS to make it look like they are clamping down on rogue landlords.

Not sure what else but keeping pensioner benefits (winter fuel allowance, free bus passes are a given).

4) Free gerbils for all to counter Labour's free owl giveaway.

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You have to work as a shelf stacker in Tesco to get any benefits.

Nah, you have to lick the shit off a bankers shoes to get your benefits. They'll only be paid upon presentation of a signed letter by a banker stating that you have carried out your aforementioned social duty. Only slackers who don't want to pull their weight would argue against this sensible plan to clean up the shit on bankers' shoes.

The government will however state that they appreciate that it is tough out there. There may not be enough bankers to go around, or some may find it hard to find a banker. So for a reduced rate of benefits, you will be able to lick the shit off the shoes of a lawyer or politician instead.

Of course, it should go without saying that this will only be available to the over fifties. Anyone younger should not need a job as they should be doing their national duty in badgering their parents to pay for them to go to a higher education establishment and thus removing themselves from the employment statistics altogether.

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Nah, you have to lick the shit off a bankers shoes to get your benefits. They'll only be paid upon presentation of a signed letter by a banker stating that you have carried out your aforementioned social duty. Only slackers who don't want to pull their weight would argue against this sensible plan to clean up the shit on bankers' shoes.

The government will however state that they appreciate that it is tough out there. There may not be enough bankers to go around, or some may find it hard to find a banker. So for a reduced rate of benefits, you will be able to lick the shit off the shoes of a lawyer or politician instead.

Of course, it should go without saying that this will only be available to the over fifties. Anyone younger should not need a job as they should be doing their national duty in badgering their parents to pay for them to go to a higher education establishment and thus removing themselves from the employment statistics altogether.

Yes, but you forgot the student loan, for the degree in shit licking, which is required before anyone can become a shit licker.

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I agree. Its about time pensioners got a good deal, they after all worked hard all their lives, its time for the lazy selfish youngsters to get a grip.

A fair budget for a fair Britain.

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I've got it.

An 'iPhone Tax'.

Anyone who owns one [mainly under 50yrs old] clearly has too much money, so a special tax for them. It could be progressive. If you have a iPhone 6 you are taxed £1,000. but if you still battle on with an iPhone 4 [god help you] then you are taxed £650.

The revenue could be used to help subsidise easy to use big button pensioner mobiles.

Or even, and its a bit radical, to pay the minimum wage to a 18 year old who follows a pensioner round on a lead and helps them with modern technology. A sort of 'guide dog yob for the technophobe'.

Brilliant.

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Give every pensioner a free iPad and a trip to Magaluf so they can share in the pleasures of the yoof who fritter away their hard earned £6.40 per hour.

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I'd love to know what their 10 or 20 year plan is, even the secret one they may think about at night.

We are all different ages here, but we are all also going to die. Thats a given. Every policy is skewed towards pensioners, and some may say deservedly so. Reading comments on BBC, DM, Telegraph and so on lately and any housing article has always got comments that are on HPC's side. 100% confirmed.

Once the current pensioners die, and the new crop become pensioners, or even 40year olds...what theb? How do you try get someones vote who you have stuffed over for the last 20 years?

Do they honestly think this is a situation that can go on and on and on....at some point, one of their advisors is going to go and tear up the grey-vote rulebook, look them in the eye and says "mr politician chaps, newsflash: these ones really really HATE us"

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As a couple of Gen X relatively high wage earners with kids (read "easy targets") I expect the budget will be a relative harsh experience from behind for our family....

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I'd love to know what their 10 or 20 year plan is, even the secret one they may think about at night.

We are all different ages here, but we are all also going to die. Thats a given. Every policy is skewed towards pensioners, and some may say deservedly so. Reading comments on BBC, DM, Telegraph and so on lately and any housing article has always got comments that are on HPC's side. 100% confirmed.

Once the current pensioners die, and the new crop become pensioners, or even 40year olds...what theb? How do you try get someones vote who you have stuffed over for the last 20 years?

Do they honestly think this is a situation that can go on and on and on....at some point, one of their advisors is going to go and tear up the grey-vote rulebook, look them in the eye and says "mr politician chaps, newsflash: these ones really really HATE us"

It's already starting to happen. That is why Labour is proposing a lot of policies that are pro-younger generation although they are not that radical at the moment. I think that in the next 10 or 20 years when the priced out, downtrodden generation start becoming the largest voter block they are going to vote in policies which are going to decimate the wealth of the older generation. It's really quite obvious. In 10 years time 50% of jobs will no longer be around due to automation so how will they expect 20 year olds to pay for a £1 million pound studio flat in Peckham? Hell, they won't even be able to afford the rent without benefits and if nobody is working and paying tax, where are they going to find the money to pay for the massive housing benefit bill which will probably be something like £100 billion in 10 years.

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I'd love to know what their 10 or 20 year plan is, even the secret one they may think about at night.

We are all different ages here, but we are all also going to die. Thats a given. Every policy is skewed towards pensioners, and some may say deservedly so. Reading comments on BBC, DM, Telegraph and so on lately and any housing article has always got comments that are on HPC's side. 100% confirmed.

Once the current pensioners die, and the new crop become pensioners, or even 40year olds...what theb? How do you try get someones vote who you have stuffed over for the last 20 years?

Do they honestly think this is a situation that can go on and on and on....at some point, one of their advisors is going to go and tear up the grey-vote rulebook, look them in the eye and says "mr politician chaps, newsflash: these ones really really HATE us"

If people vote for policies that benefit pensioners above younger voters, then eventually they will become pensioners and benefit from those policies for the rest of their lives.

If people vote for policies that benefit younger voters above pensioners, then eventually they will become pensioners, and lose those benefits for the rest of their lives.

Nothing is going to change when anyone suffering under current policy gets older. Democratic policies will always be skewed towards the old.

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I'd love to know what their 10 or 20 year plan is, even the secret one they may think about at night.

We are all different ages here, but we are all also going to die. Thats a given. Every policy is skewed towards pensioners, and some may say deservedly so. Reading comments on BBC, DM, Telegraph and so on lately and any housing article has always got comments that are on HPC's side. 100% confirmed.

Once the current pensioners die, and the new crop become pensioners, or even 40year olds...what theb? How do you try get someones vote who you have stuffed over for the last 20 years?

Do they honestly think this is a situation that can go on and on and on....at some point, one of their advisors is going to go and tear up the grey-vote rulebook, look them in the eye and says "mr politician chaps, newsflash: these ones really really HATE us"

I think they want us not to vote. Or more specifically not to care.

I would imagine politicians love the 'it doesn't matter who is in power they're all the same' argument. Free pass for them to do what they want.

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If people vote for policies that benefit pensioners above younger voters, then eventually they will become pensioners and benefit from those policies for the rest of their lives.

If people vote for policies that benefit younger voters above pensioners, then eventually they will become pensioners, and lose those benefits for the rest of their lives.

Nothing is going to change when anyone suffering under current policy gets older. Democratic policies will always be skewed towards the old.

I'd love to agree with you, but I'm taking into account that the present old and the future old do not have the same ideals/assetts etc.

Our future old will be a sour bunch who have rented most of their lives, up to their eyeballs in debt with their 30yo son married now and living in the basement, with their own child too.

Current policies (inheritance tax etc) wont hold true for the future old as their priorities will eb totally different. Plus, they'll be really sour about this period in history.

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