Friday, 25 January 2013

Tax and Spend

Cameron is in the news again saying it is immoral not to pay as much tax as possible to the government even if it means paying more than you are legally required to pay; HMRC (the tax dept. has been "given" £917 million to launch a new campaign to investigate and spy on us to see if we are all paying them the tax they want.

A US judge once declared "Taxes are not charitable contributions; they are enforced extractions.  It is everyone's right to seek to pay as little as possible".

If, and it is a big "if", we lived in a democracy we would be given an opportunity to vote on how the money that is taken from us by the government is spent.  I suspect there would be many changes.  The fleet of Jaguars and Bentleys might have to go as might the grace-and-favour houses.

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