Health minister urges more tax for the rich

The health minister has called on the PM to increase taxes of wealthier
citizens to help struggling middle-class families feeling the squeeze of the
credit crunch.

Ivan Lewis, suggested an increased tax could be introduced at a rate of an
extra 10p in the pound on earnings above £250,000 which would bring in an
additional £3.5m a year, the

Earlier this year he also accused the government of ignoring ‘ordinary
people’ and said that those with middle-class incomes ought not to bear the
burden of the imminent downturn.

Lewis’ outspoken views have surprised fellow Labourites, as some suggest it
could also cost him his job in an upcoming reshuffle.

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