Dear Mr Gauke

I have a confession, you see I pay my window cleaner with cash.  I don’t ask for an invoice and I don’t ask for a receipt. When he cleans my windows I just give him the money.  Am I morally wrong?  If so, should I ask him to invoice me and risk the costs rising of having my windows cleaned?

It is obvious the more paperwork he has to do the more time he needs to do it and hence the less windows he can clean, so in order to recoup his losses he has to inflate his prices.

I am a homeowner and I am NOT morally wrong.  What I find unacceptable is the likes of Members of Parliament that claim for expenses that they don’t need and claim them just because they can.

We have lived through the MP’s expenditure scandal and those MP’s who paid back their mis-claimed expenses are still with a job. Now that is morally wrong.

According to the Telegraph Mr Gauke said:

 “Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash in hand is something that is a big cost to the Revenue and means others have to pay more in tax.

“I think it is morally wrong. It is illegal for the plumber but it is pretty implicit in those circumstances that there is a reason why there is a discount for cash. That is a large part of the hidden economy.”

Now Mr Gauke, if the Government you are in, stopped firms cutting people’s wages and they stopped these austerity measures that are crippling everyday people, then perhaps we might not have to resort to getting things cheaper, especially if an unexpected expense occurred that was going to rob us of the little bit of money we do have for ourselves.  Which I can guarantee you is NOT a lot.

You tax us, you allow the Bankers to run riot with our money, you even lend them our taxes to bail them out.  And then you have the audacity to call us ‘morally wrong’.  Give me a break it is the likes of the Bankers, the Government Ministers, the Politicians that claim for whatever they can because they can that are morally wrong.

It is morally wrong for Bankers who have put this country in such dire straights to walk away from their employment with a nice package deal that will see them comfortable for life.

It is morally wrong, to spend billions on a war, based on a dossier that we now know was incorrect.

Well the Telegraph have done a poll and it seems I am not the only one that is annoyed about your comments. As of 10.21 am this morning the results are quite interesting to read.

How about getting your own house in order before you start on us?  We have had enough of this Government taking such moral high ground when they themselves are riddled with inexcusable actions themselves.

We read day in and day out, the way the Government wastes money.  We read the scandals and we read things that make our blood boil.  Simply because if the person on the street did what some MP’s do, they would be sent to jail without passing go and collecting £200.

It seems one rule for us and one rule for others.

Now that is not fair and you know damn well it is not.  So please before you open your trap and call me morally wrong, take a look at yourself and those that stand beside you in that House of Commons and then tell me they are all squeaky clean and don’t pay the plumber in cash or pay the window cleaner in cash.

If it wasn’t for having to keep penny pinching and robbing Peter to pay Paul, we might have enough money to do things  the way you want them done.  And we would be, if you didn’t keep taxing us to the hilt and bringing in measures that suit those gentry that are affluent in your Robin Hood policies.

Nothing changes, does it? The Government rob the poor to pay the rich and then complain about the poor because they do whatever they can to just keep a little of what they do manage to earn in their pockets. That is if they can get a job, after all.

Just one more thing, when people in Egypt go to the streets and protest for a better life, that is called in your eyes an uprising of the people demanding a better life.  If we took to the streets in the same way it would be classed as yobbish behaviour and called a riot.

And you lot wonder why we have no time for Politicians…..


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