Michael Caine threatens to quit UK over tax hike

April 27th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Veteran actor Michael Caine has threatened to leave Britain if the government implements another tax rise.

The 73-year-old actor is enraged after U.K. politicians announced new plans to raise income tax to 50 per cent for those who earn more than 150,000 pounds a year.

Caine has pledged to move to America if British taxes are raised again.

“The government has taken tax up to 50 per cent and if it goes up to 51, I will be back in America. I will not pay the government more than I get. No way, ever,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“They’ve reached their limit with me, and that’s what will happen to a lot of people. We’ve got three and a half million layabouts laying about on benefits.

“I’m 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them. Let’s get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not sticking it on,” he added. (ANI)

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