More Family Unfriendly Policies

The Government has decided that it’s not doing enough to damage and disadvantage the family.

In a time of record oil prices, the Chancellor of the Exchequer wants to raise the cost of petrol by another 2p per litre in taxes. That’s about 15¢ a gallon, for those of you keeping score Stateside. I already pay $8.22 a gallon.

On top of this, he will increase the price of family cars by £2,000. He will tack on a “showroom tax” on larger cars. It is an eco-tax to get people to drive smaller, less gas guzzling vehicles like Smart cars. Have you ever tried to fit a family in a Smart Car?

Of course this is on top of the road tax. I have mentioned this before in a previous blog incarnation, but in the Texas county where I was born and raised, it costs $66.80 per year.  Here it can be as much as $570.00 a year.

They just keep sticking to the family.

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