It’s premise is this: there is a section of society that believes that taxes are too low. Obviously, most of these people believe that it should only be people who earn more than them who should pay more, and for this they should be given a Clue.
However, there is a sub-section who will quite happily say that their own taxes are too low. And, since these people obviously believe in the worthiness of the state, I think we should offer a state solution.
Like the one suggested in said article. ‘course, it’s USian, but I’m sure Her Majesty’s Customs & Revenue could knock up something similar.
The H.O.T. Tax would ease these statists? pain. The IRS simply would add a small box to the 1040 tax form beside these words: ?If you believe you should be taxed at a rate above that assigned to your income bracket, please indicate here the higher rate you prefer. Kindly calculate your tax liability, and send it in.?
With that easy step, congressional liberals and residents of Malibu and Martha?s Vineyard no longer would have to keep the tax cuts conservatives keep throwing their way. Instead, they could send 50, 75, or even 99 percent of their incomes to Washington, so the GOP, Congress, and President Bush can spend it even better than they can.
Brilliant! For all those who believe that more government is always the best way, this would allow them to donate more of their money towards such essential services as ever more essential admin staff, ever more
junkets fact finding missions, ever more awareness campaigns and ever more EU wastage. While the rest of us work hard to keep as much of our money in our pockets as possible.
Speaking of which, did yez see this? Blunkett seems to want to charge people to get left things by family members. So, does property belong to the owner, or is it really just on loan from the state? Hmmm?