Silly Abi Wilkinson is a journalist who writes for the UK’s lefty newspaper the Guardian.
In her latest epistle she suggests that Inheritance Tax should be levied at 100% and all the proceeds used too fund the welfare state.
Immediately, her column received numerous replies that this was a stupid idea and most people regard her idea as bonkers.
Ordinary people want to pass on something to their progeny as they carry on ones genes, and most people work hard, and save money in order to do so. And they wouldn’t want their efforts to be wasted on a bunch of feckless wasters instead of their own children.
Why on earth is it that these woolly headed lefties are so massively out of touch with ordinary people.
Of course, there is also one further problem with idiot Wilkinsons idea. If people knew the state would take by force any savings they would simply not save anything. Productivity would plummet. This happens everywhere where socialism or tax farming is implemented. So the end result is that there would actually be less money for the welfare state anyway.
Having said that, like all lefty losers she doesn’t want this to apply to her which is typical behaviour from socialists.
News just out. The non-partisan OpenSecrets.org blog reported that spending by federally registered political lobbyists has collapsed by 41 percent, to its lowest level in a decade plummeting from $3,148,541,860 in 2016 to just $1,865,987 in 2017.
This is the latest sign that President Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” seems by getting the money out of politics seems to be happening.
Imagine that, a political leader who actually does what he says. Imagine a political leader who won’t change the law because some rich powerful interest will
bribe him contribute to his reelection fund.
I am in awe of how good President Trump is turning out to be.
Ordinary people don’t like their elected representatives using taxation to give themselves airs-and-graces.
Witness the difference between God Emperor Trump and his beautiful wife against former pres’ gay mulatto and his chimp.
Fridays Wisbech Standard had a most interesting front page.
Cambridgeshire County councillors have voted themselves a massive increase in their allowance, ordinary councillors will see their allowance go from £7933 to £10,233 a year and council leader, Steven Count (or should that be Cunt) goes from £15301 to a whopping £31,745.
Councillors (nor indeed any elected person) should not be paid or receive any sort of allowance or expenses. This is nothing more than brazen pigs at the trough and when the day of reckoning comes these greedy bastards will be dangling from the end of a rope.
As the council is Conservative controlled all the tories apart from one voted for this legalised theft and all the labour and lib den councillors voted against it. The other parties councillors will still receive the increases they only virtue signalled their opposition as they know the conservatives outnumber them and could easily push this through. If the other councillors were really against councillors allowances and the mega raise they would simply refuse to give the council their bank account details so the council would not be able to pay them but they haven’t done that, have they.
The one tory who abstained is Steve Tierney who I have mentioned here before. He certainly shows some level of understanding about this and he deserves praise for that. However, he only abstained and didn’t vote against it, not that his single vote would have made a difference to the outcome. The only reason he didn’t vote against is because all political parties (apart from UKIP, interestingly enough) use the whip system where if you go against the consensus they kick you out of the party and if Steve Tierney stood as an independent at the next election he would almost certainly lose his seat.
Stupid greedy bastard Steve Count tried to defend his position by claiming that councillors were no longer able to partake in the local govt pension scheme. This farcical attempt at deceit clearly fails as councillors are not council workers but elected into their position.
Godfrey Elfwick tweeted these.
The authorities at Twatter replied with,
Would Lineker be able to earn £1.7 million a year if he had to make his way in the free market instead of being able to access other peoples taxes.
Time to abolish the BBC.
Mor news from last Fridays Wisbech Standard.
Local community group Wisbech Citizens Patrol (WCP) have suspended their patrols after being confronted by a teenage ‘gang’ on bicycles. What a sorry state of affairs this is. Clearly WCP are nothing more than loud mouthed dilettantes who don’t really care and who will buckle under the first sign of pressure. How sad they are.
Eighteen year old Kamil Huczko has been sentenced to 28 months in a youth prison following his third burglary conviction in 5 years. Kamil Huczko doesn’t sound like an English name to me, perhaps he should be deported instead or shouldn’t have even been allowed to enter the country, after all what does he bring that benefits us?
According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, fenland schools face massive cuts under the conservatives. I only wish this was so, there is massive waste in govt spending on education and yet after 11 years of state education 20% of school leavers are functionally illiterate and most of the rest are hardly ready for work. Consider this, the govt spends about £5000 per child, in a class of 30 thats £150,000 a year. assume the staff cost £70,000, the room, £10,000 and books and equipment £10,000, thats only £90,000 a year. Where does the other £60,000 of taxpayers money go? Clearly, massive cuts to the education budget must be made.
Deflation is when goods and services cost less in the future and inflation is when goods and services cost more in the future.
The old media, the elite and politicians all say that deflation is bad, and you will always find pet economists appearing in the media to parrot this stance.
But let me ask you a question, how is things getting cheaper a bad thing for ORDINARY people?
For ordinary people deflation is not a problem, but inflation kills their savings and means they have to work harder in the future to buy the same goods as they can now.
Politicians love inflation because it erodes government debt (whilst also eroding peoples savings).
The elite love inflation because their profits go up and it forces ordinary people to pay more in the future and therefore work harder.
The old media love inflation because they are told exactly what to report by their masters, the politicians and elite.