Why is my hard earned Tax money paying for students to go on a three year drinking binge ?
I clean toilets in a well known London establishment for a living and get National Minimum Wage of £5.93 an hour for a 48 hour week. From my wages I get deducted Tax and National Insurance. Why are Students asking me to pay for them to go to University for a three year drinking binge out of my hard earned money ? Note: I never went to University because I was not clever enough to pass A levels. Most people with a degree I know earn 3 or 4 times as much as me. On doctors going to UK Universities 'An estimated 25% of NHS doctors qualified overseas. Among junior doctors the proportion from abroad has risen to 38%' Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/898006.stm I have one child at University, I have one child who dropped out I do not want any of you to pay their fees You ask "So a graduate may ask why should they not only pay tax to fund a minimum wage workers family and working tax credits and child benefits that they wont get themselves in addition to paying back over £40k" That graduate would be a very selfish person who I would not want to contribute to anyway, and possibly an 'I'm alright Jack' Tory as well
Asked By: 17pdr - 12/8/2010
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I've noticed your questions and answers on Yahoo for a while now. If you think you are not clever enough to pass A Levels then you are very wrong... More
Answered By: shevek_v - 12/8/2010
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Well you already paid for your mate David and Nick to go so why not them?
Answered By: NooNoo - 12/8/2010
Maybe if you had gone to University you would not be cleaning toilets for a living. I didn't get good A Levels - I worked, and THEN went to University as a mature student. Yes I had fun but I also worked, worked, worked. They don't hand out degrees just for turning up. You do actually have to study.
Answered By: Jude - 12/8/2010
Sounds like your jealous of that fact people earn more then you. How would we have doctors etc if we did not pay for them to go through university. Those people who go to Uni pay their way in life after by paying more tax and NI then you do. You can not begrudge people who are brighter then you and have more... More
Answered By: **Mercy** - 12/8/2010
Never been to the United Kingdom.Are you referring to the vomit all over the bathrooms after the binges.Take turns at the place with each others job.
Answered By: Kenneth Houdek - 12/8/2010
Who paid for you to go on to do your A - Levels??? Actually School in the first place... More
Answered By: Paul - 12/8/2010
A drinking binge? It is perfectly possible to have fun, go out, get pissed, do silly things while still work hard, go on to become a doctor, an architect etc...
Answered By: Cool Ocean Breeze - 12/8/2010
You might be glad that you did invest in somebody having a university degree if you need a triple heart bypass in the future - you would want somebody who is trained. Or if you have children when they go to school you would want their teacher to have been to university. Or when you retire you will want wealth... More
Answered By: Confused Hal - 12/8/2010
Hey if you want to keep your minimum wage cleaning toilets I would stay quiet if i were you , there are many inteligent younger healthier men who are willing to work a lot harder than you are and clean more toilets per hour , if they cant get a place in uni they might want your glamerous job... More
Answered By: kerry anne - 12/8/2010
G'day !7pdr... More
Answered By: Keith O - 12/8/2010
If everybody thought that way - there wouldn't be much of a civilisation in the country - actually come to think of it - it looks like they do and the baby boomer generation is pulling the ladder up after themselves. Your taxes pay for a lot of other things too you know.
Answered By: Lorne - 12/8/2010
not all uni students are gifted,some work very hard to get there.you could still have gone to uni as a mature student.i dont understand your argument surely you want your kids to have the best oppitunities in life and the way forward is education.
Answered By: lavender - 12/8/2010
Why do people like who have no knowledge of the subjects ask such ridiculous questions! Do a bit of research before you come on here attacking everyone... More
Answered By: JL - 12/8/2010
Exactly ! When education was dumbed down and local "techs" were given University status all it did was to encourage the folks to go to "uni" to study Micky Mouse degrees which would give them no hope of a job afterwards just so they could live it up and be kept off the unemployment figures. In these hard times any... More
Answered By: little weed - 12/8/2010
We all contribute to a larger society, that's how it works. That's why you or any of your family can get free health-care for instance. The proposed legislation will prevent any hope of further education for children from less well-off backgrounds so they may as well give up trying at school right now because in effect... More
Answered By: patch - 12/9/2010
Q...why is my hard earned Tax money paying for illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where millions of innocent civilians have been slaughtered, made widows/widowers, made homeless or lost limbs......the future of any Country is only based on its children if we deny them education we deny ourseles any future. There are... More
Answered By: garyindiana - 12/9/2010
Life is full of injustices. Your taxes go for students to get an education. They also go to pay teachers, nurses, binmen and people who mend your roads. Unfortunately, they also go to buy big useless missiles and bail out big useless banks. Write to your big useless MP if you have any complaints.
Answered By: Tas - 12/9/2010
Yes a lot of students are useless wankers but a lot of them also work damn hard at weekends and nights to pay for their education, i don't like paying tax as much as the next man/woman i won't even work overtime on the clock as i can't afford the calories expenditure so i take the basic rate for my job. You can try... More
Answered By: lecherous lecturer - 12/9/2010
Enrol at an evening college instead of wasting time on here, then you can find a better job. God helps those who help themselves, no I am not telling you to steal, just telling you how to improve your lot. shevek_v Puts it better, he deserves best answer.
Answered By: Dial - 12/9/2010
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