Letter of the week: Government wins twice by increasing taxes to boost NHS

Would you pay more tax to improve services at the University Hospital of Hartlepool?
Would you pay more tax to improve services at the University Hospital of Hartlepool?

There is talk of this Tory government increasing Income tax to help pay for its £20billion, 10-year plan for the NHS.

I know I am not the brightest light bulb in the house, but when the Labour government introduced the NHS 70 years ago, treatment was to be free at the point of delivery.

But if a taxpayer in future receives treatment, sure they would have paid for it with their increase tax contributions.

So the Tories win on two counts.

Their government is being given money from the increased tax when they should be paying it, and people are paying for treatment, which is what they have always wanted.

Peter McClure,
Mountbatten Close,
Hartlepool.

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