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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!
Posted by: Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 24/09/14 10:47:00

"well then you wouldn't move if it wasn't economically viable for you would you."

Nick can I politely suggest that you really have not thought this one through. People move for different reasons many of which that have nothing to do with "economic viability". Capital Gains Tax on the sale of main homes could better be called the divorce tax or the sudden death of a partner tax or the "I have to move back to Yorkshire to look after an aged parent tax".

Taxation should not be regarded as legalised theft and should not distort people's behaviour any more than necessary. As Colbert said the aim of taxation is to remove as many feathers from the goose with the least amount of hissing and honking [however you say that in French].

Let us approach the problem in another way. With a Government annual deficit hovering around 100 billion the State is spending way, way, way, more than it is raising in all forms of tax. Our expectations and aspirations (encouraged by infantile politicians) are way, way, way beyond our ability to pay. We are just stacking up massive debts for our children and grandchildren to pay.

There are simply not enough "rich bastards" to pay for all these nice things that we so desperately want/need. Lets stop for a moment and have a grown up discussion about this.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Mansion Tax!23/09/14 17:38:00 Sean Wales
   Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 17:43:00 Thomas Barry
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 18:07:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 18:16:00 Julian Pavey
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 18:21:00 Michael Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 18:23:00 Stuart Kerr
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 20:46:00 Will Watson
   Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 18:43:00 Ed Yelland
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 19:21:00 Susan Kelly
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 19:23:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Mansion Tax!23/09/14 22:59:00 Nick Barton
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 00:43:00 George Knox
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 08:54:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 09:12:00 Nick Barton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 09:21:00 Charles Campbell
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 10:47:00 Sam Hearn
   Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 10:41:00 Sean Wales
      Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 10:45:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 10:51:00 Charles Campbell
         Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 10:53:00 Sam Hearn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 11:25:00 Will Watson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 11:30:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:18:00 Chris Martin
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 11:46:00 Nick Barton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 11:59:00 Viv Griffiths
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:06:00 Adrian Irving
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:22:00 Charles Campbell
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:10:00 Guy Lambert
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:15:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mansion Tax!24/09/14 12:18:00 Adrian Irving

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