Raise minimum wage (=less benefits and more tax).
You'd have to raise it a fuck of a long way before it offset tax credits.
The current government raises more tax from the top earners than the previous one. Who do you class as 'rich' anyway? Are you calculating this by assets or income, or both? I think dual-income families are rich.
Raising taxes is a shit way to boost the economy.
People will find and exploit more. The current government has already closed many, and made it harder to legally exploit the ones that remain - you now need to declare them to the Inland Revenue.
Or did you mean things like Premium Bonds and ISAs?
Put an end to the double Irish.
Again, the current government are already working to increase tax revenue from companies that try and siphon earnings overseas. This is an international problem and if you have a way to solve it that actually works, then HMRC would love to hear from you.
Invest in high quality sustainable housing.
Where? What do you class as 'sustainable'? What's 'affordable'? Surely 'affordable', 'high quality' and 'where people can get a job' are mutually exclusive.
Any capital investment in social housing would largely be a waste of money anyway, unless the 'right to buy' legislation changes; you're just giving cash away. That's not necessarily bad for the economy but it's a kick in the teeth for people that pay taxes and don't get government handouts - and we're already subsidising over half the country anyway.
Hmm. More detail needed.
No crazy spending or crazy borrowing necessary, but the rich and stupid wouldn't like those policies.
Only the stupid would put them forward and think they're workable, without providing rather more detail.
The rich would indeed resent being treated as a cash cow by the lazy, the ignorant and the stupid.
The Tories aren't screwing the poor? You are blind.
How? Maybe I am blind, or maybe I'm not poor because I make personal sacrifices to assure my financial security. Forgive me for expecting other people to make similar compromises.