At the Conservative Party Conference David Cameron said that he was opposed to a mansion tax.
He claimed that it isn't fair to penalise people who work hard and manage to save enough to buy such a property.
If only this was true!
Such a tax would hit property valued over £1 million and however hard somebody works all their lives and was thrifty to save, it is impossible for them to earn enough, let alone to save enough to purchase a property of this value.
The only way that someone could own such a property is by inheritance or by appropriating the wealth created by those who work for a living.
If this government is serious in wanting to reduce the national debt there is an alternative policy to cuts to benefits and welfare.
The government could introduce a wealth tax, a mansion tax, put an end to tax avoidance, end the illegal war in Afghanistan, reduce unemployment and so raise revenue in taxes and reduce unemployment benefit payments.
If this coalition government won't implement these proposals, let's get rid of them as soon as possible.