Britain’s not so jolly good taxes

Are politicians employing so-called Green taxes to increase government spending? Well that is the sentiment of two out of three people in Britain who believe that taxes on items such as gasoline, which are deemed not environmentally correct, are being used as an excuse to pull in more cash for the government. Bolstering their suspicion is a recent study by London’s Taxpayer Alliance which showed that of the 25 billion pounds raised from fuel duties, only 254 million pounds were actually doled out for tax breaks on environmentally friendly cars and projects like wind turbines. Indeed, according to the Alliance, each family in England is paying 400 pounds more in Green taxes than it would cost to cover it’s carbon footprint, which isn’t so jolly good, after all!

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