Is There a Moral Duty to Cut Taxes?

So claims David Cameron (ungated version here):It is morally right that the rich pay their fair share in tax; and right that those who are able to contribute to our public services and safety
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So claims David Cameron (ungated version here):It is morally right that the rich pay their fair share in tax; and right that those who are able to contribute to our public services and safety nets do so.But what is morally wrong is government spending money as if it grows on trees. Every single pound of public money started as private earning. Every million in the Treasury represents a huge amount of hard work: early morning alarms, long commutes, hours spent on the factory floor, the office, the hospital ward or the classroom. [...]No one should doubt my position: with every spending commitment we must be mindful of who picks up the bill. It's easy for governments to trumpet what they spend money on - and claim a moral victory for it - but on the other side of the coin are those who work hard, many on low incomes, who would desperately like to spend more money on their family. The government has a moral duty to think of these people in any decisions made on tax and. . .

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