Thursday, Nov 02, 2006

If You Like to Walk Then He'll Tax Your Feet...He's the Tax Man

Daily Express: Now Brown Is to Tax People With Nice Neighborhoods

Well before you buy that overpriced house, make sure it's in a naff neighborhood and not "location, location, location." Otherwise Gordo's got big plans to Tax your lovely view, clean streets, nice neighbors, decent school. And he's taken photos from every angle just to prove how nice it is or isn't. He also knows your ethnicity what you had for breakfast ....Then see BBC News online -- front page "UK Surveillance Society" article, to really make your day.

Posted by indiablue19 @ 12:33 AM (423 views)
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1. denzil said...

Good old Brown. He and his advisors have no clue why people don't want him as PM.

Returning to the article it makes me angry. Many communities are been turned around from bad places to live to extremely good by the hard work of the community, not Government or local authority but local people who are not prepared to wait for this nanny state government to issue their irrelevent solutions like ASBO's but consult and pull a community together. So what do they get for their efforts a nice pat on the back and the kind words of, "well done for turning around your community, as a thank you we will now tax you more".

Thursday, November 2, 2006 08:48AM Report Comment
 

2. the bald man said...

What will they spend the taxes on? Building up larger departments of civil servants to research the reasons why these are good areas ?
We have seen 100% mortgages is it possible to have 100% taxation? These will soon be added to the list
Green taxes on everything
Increased Local taxes
More Speeding fines
Green fines

Thursday, November 2, 2006 09:08AM Report Comment
 

3. monty said...

Ahh, the price of big government. It's really twisted that they're spending bucket loads of our dosh on computer systems the sole purpose of which is to grab more bucket loads of our dosh.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 09:18AM Report Comment
 

4. sovietuk said...

Socialism and freemarket economics, never a good mix, it will get alot worse before it gets better. The hassle associated with employing people has got alot worse under this government. Mind you it's worse in France and on the continent. If NL wants the economy to get better (and i mean genuinely better - not some cooked up fictitious basket case economy) it's got to leave business alone, tax it less, regulate it less and keep it's ugly nose out. Our local business rates have gone up 49% since 1997.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:12AM Report Comment
 

5. Nohpc said...

I hate Labour so much. I honestly think the Tories would have done a much better job if they had been kept in power. Stupid tw*ts!

Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:24AM Report Comment
 

6. Chillilizard said...

sovietuk - time to change your nick I think - you are not sounding very communist at the moment. In fact your views are decidedly free market.

I agree with you competely.

One point tho - maybe if the goverment earns its income based on how many good areas there are - they might actually decide to do their job.

On the other hand, maybe they will just fiddle the rules in the computer and tax us all more anyway. :(



Thursday, November 2, 2006 11:25AM Report Comment
 

7. Earthstick said...

So once labour start taxing people who look after the country more than the chavs do it gives us all an incentive to vandalise, steal, litter, neglect, bunk off skool (that's school to those who went) and generally run the place down.

Anything wrong with this picture?

Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:35PM Report Comment
 

8. Earth said...

So once labour start taxing people who look after the country more than the chavs do it gives us all an incentive to vandalise, steal, litter, neglect, bunk off skool (that's school to those who went) and generally run the place down.

Anything wrong with this picture?

Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:43PM Report Comment
 

9. Superruss said...

Yes, and maybe with 100% taxation we could have EVERYONE employed by the government.

The other day I got an automated letter from the DVLA warning me that I had left some valuables on display in my car. Thanks guys - but I freaking know that - and it's my prerogative. Wonder how much that system cost to implement.

I'm sure I read the other day that the goverment was trying to encourage integration of cultural communities. Can this be linked? Why would this help their cause?

Thursday, November 2, 2006 12:49PM Report Comment
 

10. Earth said...

So once labour start taxing people who look after the country more than the chavs do it gives us all an incentive to vandalise, steal, litter, neglect, bunk off skool (that's school to those who went) and generally run the place down.

Anything wrong with this picture?

Thursday, November 2, 2006 01:02PM Report Comment
 

11. Cstanhope707 said...

Great business idea guys, buy a tent and offer to sleep rough next to your BTL friends for a fee just as the Tax assesor comes around...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 01:04PM Report Comment
 

12. the bald man said...

Big brother is every where. The Uk has 20% of CCTV cameras in the world (many funded by our money).

Thursday, November 2, 2006 04:26PM Report Comment
 

13. rich said...

>> Green taxes on everything
>> Increased Local taxes
>> More Speeding fines
>> Green fines

Not sure what "more speeding fines" is doing in that list. That's a good thing in my opinion. Driving is a privilege not a right, and the faster you go the greater the liberty you're taking with other peoples safety (not to mention creating disproportionately more emissions). While I'd happily debate lifting the speed limit on the motorway, it'd be totally unacceptable to assume that speed limits do not apply to you (as implied by this rebuke of speeding fines).

Anyway, I'm getting off-topic. I think Earth has a good point here. Gordon Brown doesn't seem to understand that basic incentives are fundamental to human behaviour. I don't understand how he's managed to be chancellor for so long.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 05:51PM Report Comment
 

14. Chillilizard said...

i think that bald man is really making a comment on the council's use of speeding fines as an alternate revenue stream. He may also have intended to stay 'parking fines' as that hits the newspaper headlines a bit more.

I agree tho - get rid of speeding fines. The point system is far more effective. One a person is caught speeding take his car away. That's good management of the situation - and gets rid of a government stealth tax.

Thursday, November 2, 2006 06:02PM Report Comment
 

15. indiablue19 said...

"Speeding" fines are obviously a money ploy. My partner just got one while following a hearse in a funeral procession in Blackburn. I ask you.

Friday, November 3, 2006 10:28PM Report Comment
 

16. Nohpc said...

Very good point earth. Why don't they introduce a chav tax instead?

Friday, November 3, 2006 10:33PM Report Comment
 

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