Saturday, Sep 26, 2009

Property Tax

Times Online: That’s my home. Get your dirty tax hands off it

Spat the dummy out.

Posted by cass @ 08:21 AM (701 views)
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1. shipbuilder said...

Makes exactly the same point as I made yesterday - we are a nation of hypocrites, who moralise that we should work for our wealth, when the real goal is to own an ever-appreciating asset. Property tax quite obviously is not a tax on what the owner has earned over their working life, but the unearned wealth from owning a finite resource at the expense of others. It needs explained to the public and implemented in the fairest way possible, as a replacement for other taxes. We talk of politicians having the balls to make tough and unpopular decisions for the good of the country, well here's one that will have further-reaching beneficial effects than any other.
The benefits of property taxes are even alluded to in the article, so in essence, this article is simply an argument in favour of weak leadership.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 06:13PM Report Comment
 

2. crunchy said...

Well said shipbuilder.

One has only to switch on the TV and see the FREE MONEY game shows to know that times have moved on from fun and a cracker-

jack pencil.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 07:24PM Report Comment
 

3. mark wadsworth said...

Yup, Parris sort of says that property taxes aren't so bad and that people's response to property taxes is irrational/hysterical, but reckons we should just accept that fact and live with it. Only you have to read between the lines to see that.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 07:55PM Report Comment
 

4. krustyatemyhamster said...

Reading the comments at the end of the article just makes me want to slit my wrists in despair. Do people genuinely not realise that the appreciation of their assets above the rate of wage inflation (that they assume to have some god-given right to) is caused by the debt-enslavement of others or do they simply not care?

Sunday, September 27, 2009 12:27AM Report Comment
 

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