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Time for a wealth tax to pay for the costs of the pandemic?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, May 29, 2020.

  1. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    If we all paid the same % of income how is that unfair?
  2. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    25% of an income of, say, £15K leaves you struggling on the breadline after rent, food etc. 25% of an income of £100K leaves you rich. A flat income tax will lead to more people being forced into poverty, and increased social violence.
  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Those on low wage/income will automatically pay less due to their low income.
    Just because you are on a low income does not mean you must get everything for free.
    Welfare, health care, etc costs us all, all should pay IMO and in proportion to their income. That is the only fair way to do it. It cannot be sustainable otherwise.
  4. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    How do teachers pay for houses that cost one million pounds?

    I'll move into one at half that price and live the life of Reilly
  5. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Just because you are rich should not mean you have the ability to do "creative" accounting, get employed "offshore", work here but be "domiciled" somewhere else, salt your dosh away in British tax havens, and generally dodge paying any tax at all.
  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I 100% agree with you.
    All must pay their share, no dodgy deals for anyone, rich, poor, royalty, titled, foreign nationals, etc.
  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Foreign nationals must pay to rebuild the UK economy post coronavirus? Why?
  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Through taxation just like now in every country throughout the world. You pay taxes for a reason, being a foreign national living and working in the UK is not a reason to not pay tax.
  9. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    You just said foreign nationals had to pay. Nothing about where they lived. :rolleyes:
  10. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Foreign nationals living and working in the UK do pay tax.
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    A wealth tax is the resort of the economically illiterate.

    Oh, the ideas from the Guardian... rest my case.
    lexus300 likes this.
  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Did I say it was?

    Once again some people appear to think that people who have lower incomes (they tend not to specify amounts) should be subsidised by those who who have higher incomes and its not fair if this is not done.
  13. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I think tax must be proportionate to income otherwise it is unfair on all tax payers. There should be no tax avoidance just because a person is able to employ smart accountants. Tax has to be non negotiable, if otherwise, it always penalises the poorest.
    needabreak and Mangleworzle like this.
  14. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    So they should, they benefit from living in the UK.
  15. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I said they should pay if they live and work in the UK.
  16. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    A bizarre thing to say when the evidence is in the thread for all to see! You never said anything about living and working in the UK and I didn't understand it that way. Your post that I replied to said

    But you have clarified what you meant so no need for further discussion.
  17. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    See #68
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I thought what lexus said was pretty self-evident, if anyone thought he meant people in other countries with no connection to the UK I think it says more about their misinterpretation.
    baitranger and lexus300 like this.
  19. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I've seen it. You posted it after I asked my question. That's why my post is #67 !

    Are you just arguing for the sake of it now? I'll play for a bit if you've nothing better to do but there's something I want to watch on TV shortly so you'll have to play by yourself after that.
  20. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    No and you know that. Still how about this:

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