Merryn nos dice:
“Are you a contributor to, or a burden on, the nation’s finances?” A new study shows that “53% of households took in more in benefits than they paid in tax in 2010/11. In 1979 that number was 43.1%”.
“it seems that you have to get into the top two quintiles of income in order to be paying out more than you take in. If you are in the top 20-40%, you are paying in around £4,000 more than you get back. If you are in the top 20% you are paying in an extra £20,000. And if you are in the bottom 20%? You are getting out £10,000 more than you put in”.
“whatever your ideology, it is hard to argue with the fact that a country in which more people (voluntarily or not) are financial takers than givers and in which the state accounts for more than 50% of GDP is just not sustainable”.