Mark Haddon, the award-winning author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has written to his MP arguing that he and other wealthy people should pay more tax to save others being hit by government spending cuts.Well, there’s nothing stopping you from paying more tax, should you want to; just calculate what you think you should pay and write a check.
Tim Worstall’s even handily provided the address for you!
Not sure what gives you the authority to speak for other people, though...
He said he had put his opinions in a letter to his MP, sent in February, which read: "I'm a wealthy person. Austerity measures introduced by the coalition have caused real suffering to many people, but my comfortable life hasn't changed in the slightest. Why have I, and people like me, been asked to contribute nothing?"What do you mean, contribute nothing? Don’t you pay any tax? Consume any VATable goods?
Haddon told the Sunday Times he had annoyed his accountant by insisting on paying all tax that was due rather than seeking to avoid it.Really? I doubt that. Your accountant gets paid regardless.
He might view you as a fool, but I doubt very much you’ve annoyed him.
Haddon has accused the government as being(sic) "a cabal of very wealthy people", out of touch with ordinary life, saying his experience of attending boarding school and Oxford University had shown him "how easy it is for certain groups of people to become wholly insulated from ordinary life".Unlike those nice, down-to-earth, salt-of the-earth, good honest working man Labour MPs, I suppose?