Friday, May 28, 2010
New TPA Vid
To coincide with this Year's Tax Freedom Day - the day when Britain stops working for the government and starts working for itself - the TPA has launched a new vid showing how the tax burden grinds down one young worker.
Starting work at 9am, it isn't until 1.21pm that he's earned enough to pay off the government. Only then is he free to work for himself.
PS Don't believe the TPA's numbers? Tyler is 100% confident they are spot on - largely because he was the one who calculated them. And in truth, he'd have gone further. Because if you add in the government's borrowing - which after all, is nothing more than deferred taxation - you find that our typical worker is still working for the government right up to 3.10pm (assumes 30 mins lunch break). Is it any wonder everyone's so stressed at work?