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Marriage tax breaks 'not building a fairer society'

The Prime Minister's proposal to give married couples a tax break from 2015 are a cut for some, "paid for by someone else", the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman said today.

Stephen Williams added:

You don't build a fairer society by using the tax system to favour one type of family over another. We should support all families, not just the minority of married ones where one person stays at home.

All relationships are surely founded on love, not the tax system. It is also not clear to me why a single person should pay more tax on their income than someone who is married.

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