Cuts? I Have A Better Idea!
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on March 28, 2011
It still pisses me off that people are willing to pay for the economic damage that was caused by bankers and their large firms! Why should the people pay the price for what the bankers have done? I can sort of understand the bail-out, I disagree with it, but the people wanted it. But now, we, the people are paying for this bail-out by cutting public services, wage freezes, higher tax and National insurance.
Just why are the people paying for it? Why? Politicians and people alike talk like there’s no other option but to cut public spending and increase taxes. Some say we need it now and others say we can do it slower. I don’t think we need to do any of this! There is another way! And no, I’m not talking about cutting slower and less like the Labour Party and nearly every other non-Conservative person keeps saying.
What I’m talking about is taxing the people and companies who started the whole problem… properly!
You may think that corporations (Banks included in that) are taxed enough as it is? That we shouldn’t pick on the people who bring the most tax in to the country, if you will… “Not to kill the Goose that lays the golden egg.”, or at least scare it off? Well, you would be wrong!
Mr. Osborne is planning to lower corporation Tax over the next four years from 28% to 23% by 2014. He cited that UK corporation Tax is too high and putting off foreign and domestic Companies from wanting to do business here, as a reason for doing so. The matter of the fact is that these top companies are not paying their full tax! They like to make out they are, but in reality they use complicated schemes to avoid paying as much tax as possible! Prepare to wet yourself at these numbers…. Between £95Bn and £150 Billion a year is not paid in tax by large UK Companies! Let’s take the lowest estimate, though recent numbers put it at £120 Bn. That’s right, £95 Bn! (It’s all legal by the way) One year… One. Year. That could pay for the £81Bn cuts to Public services and tax rises planned for the next four years and then some!
Why are we fucking putting up with this? Oh, I forgot, we’re a nation of morons who love to moan but wont do fuck all about it! Instead we go for the easy route, we’ll listen to the party that’s on our side, that opposes these cuts… we’ll vote Labour instead! Labour are useless, they are as much in the pocket of the bankers and large companies as the Tory Party are! How do you think the country got in to the debt it did? With the help of Labour, when it deregulated the financial system back in 1998, at the behest of the Bankers! Of course, can’t leave out the Tories, they’re the ones who started it back in the mid-’80s! Labour are nothing but tools for big business as the Tories are and that the Lib-Dems would be if the student population ever got large enough to give them a majority.
None of the main Parties, or the smaller ones, would consider asking the large companies to pay their full tax or close the loop holes that help them get out of paying, to help clear the national debt that they caused. Why? Because these rich companies are the ones paying a lot of tax, and if they don’t like the tax placed on them, they’ll leave. So they’re basically holding the country to ransom saying:
“You raise tax, and we’ll leave the country. So, you should have the country (people) pay off the deficit, make out like the previous Government has spent too much in the public sector.”
So, let’s get this straight…
(1) Labour WILL NOT save us from the cuts. In fact they help create them
(2) We shouldn’t be paying off the debts of companies that are avoiding tax and now have even less tax to pay because it is being lowered.
We are paying for their bad business decisions. Immigrants and benefit fraud (which is less than 1% of what the tax gap is) are small potatoes compared to what these bastards landed the nation with! And we’re being asked to shoulder that burden too while being told: “We’re all in this together!” It’s a fucking joke, they seem to be taking the piss, how do they keep a straight face?! These companies have the money to pay down the debt they caused faster and without cuts to public services, but refuse to do it? Not only that but they also hold the country to ransom saying they’ll relocate the business elsewhere if Tax isn’t lowered? And to put the icing on the cake, no current political party has the balls to challenge them?
This kind of taxing should’ve been planned for when Alistair Darling set the conditions for the Banks to be bailed out. He should have made it clear to them and said that if they don’t agree to pay down their debt when they’re making a profit again, then they wouldn’t get the bail-out. But now, we knew who was doing the dictating in that meeting!
Our economy needs to move away from being so dependent on financial services to survive! If we don’t move away from it we’re going to keep being held to ransom by the same rich greedy bastards again and again, with a political system that’s been well and truly bought by them! It’s funny really, the Tory Party wouldn’t be held to ransom by Miners and other Strikers in the 1980s, but they will be held to ransom by the Bankers and big business?
There is something you can do to try to change this, and it isn’t hard work either. Whenever you or someone else brings up the subject of the cuts and people start moaning, mention the numbers to them above! Explain that the same companies that caused the debt are not paying their full tax which could easily pay off the debts without the public at large suffering. Yes, it may be a small act, but if we get it in to the UK’s subconscious so all the people are pumping out the same thing with no understanding of it, like they usually do, then it’ll create a mood for something to be done about it.
Failing that am gonna nuts and take some people out!
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