Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

The 50% tax has really hit them

Times: Rival cities target banks over tax hit

Commotion in the Sunday Times, several articles on the banker exodus. but one reader got it right ---"I suggest they check the governments of these countries will bail them out if they go "knockers vertical" before they make the move."

Posted by confused76 @ 09:29 AM (1170 views)
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1. Kaytie said...

The Government didn't bail "them" out, it bailed out the banks to keep the cash machines working.

The top 1% of earners pay a quarter of all income tax. If you say "good riddance" to these people then you are saying "please increase my income tax bill by a third" because the rest of us left behind will have to pay.

People are such idiots. Unfortunately, modern technology allows them to publish their lazy stupid opinions to the world.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 11:03AM Report Comment
 

2. paul said...

Maybe some of the stupid bankers should move to the middle east where non-payment of debt will earn you a spell in jail, not a government handout.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 11:23AM Report Comment
 

3. robh said...

Or take a pound of flesh.. or a few ounces perhaps

Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:20PM Report Comment
 

4. krustyatemyhamster said...

Whack a banker

Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:41PM Report Comment
 

5. krustyatemyhamster said...

Of course what we really need is to bring back the "stone of the bum punishment" for City workers.

Sunday, December 13, 2009 12:49PM Report Comment
 

6. It_is_going_with_a_bang said...

I very much doubt that all bankers are responsible for the state of this country. Ultimately it is the fault of normal people taking on debt they cannot afford that causes the problems. But nobody wants the job of blaming stupid people and restricting their borrowing do they because it is political suicide.

It is about time that someone told the electorate that 0.5 % base rate is unsustainable and that 3%+ is coming soon.
As far as banks and bankers moving out to nicer places to be. I feel sure it has already happened and will continue to do so.

Monday, December 14, 2009 12:10AM Report Comment
 

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