Do you want less tax or more spend?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll Started 4 September 2007. Do you want less tax or more spend?

With all the political shenanigans at the moment over tax v spend; for fun I want to test people’s attitudes. Assume the system actually works and changing spending really changes service.

You can choose to increase taxes, specifically to go towards four popular areas: health, education, policing and transport (a 1% tax increase roughly increases spending by 2.5%). Alternatively you can cut taxes impacting spending across the board impact (as tax you’d be unlikely to focus spending reductions on the popular areas).

Which option would you prefer… for the poll’s sake assume increased or decreased spending actually increases/decreases service!

Results

A. Tax up 20%. Health, education, police & transport spend up 50%120 votes (5 %)
B. Tax up 10%. Health, education, police & transport spend up 25%144 votes (6 %)
C. Tax up 5%. Health, education, police & transport spend up 12.5%290 votes (11 %)
D. Tax up 2%. Health, education, police & transport spend up 5%385 votes (15 %)
E. No Change328 votes (13 %)
F. Cut tax by 2% spending cut proportionally across the board230 votes (9 %)
G. Cut tax by 5% spending cut proportionally across the board271 votes (11 %)
H. Cut tax by 10% spending cut proportionally across the board198 votes (8 %)
I. Cut tax by 20% spending cut proportionally across the board565 votes (22 %)

                   2,531 votes received.

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