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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 10:08:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2012 10:09:47 BDT
Molly Brown says:
Yes if that benefit fraud has accumulated, not been dealt with, and the child inherits the money which was made from fraud. Highly unlikely it would amount to millions of £s though unless you know of a particular case. There are thousands of millionaire Landlords though, who are not only defrauding the taxpayer on housing benefit, but it would also be a fair assumption too that in those cases, they are equally avoiding taxes, or evading them. Don't hear much about them though really do we.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 10:27:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jun 2012 10:28:59 BDT
HI Dav45

Hope you are/were having a good weekend. I don't think if the government got more money from big businesses that that would translate into us common folk paying less tax. Tax started off in this country under the pretense to take from the rich and give to the poor and then got turned on its head so its the other way around now.

I think its a more important question to ask where all our current tax moneies are being spent. We have a law system that taxes the average joe >60% of his/her income in taxes such as income, NI, VAT, fuel duty, council tax etc. That is a phenominal amount of money. We have stories of expenses scandal, illegal wars, waste culture in every public service and department, aid to countries that don't need it, unaccountable money into europe, £900 billion national debt etc.

Now knowing this, would you want to give the government a single extra penny?

When the labour chancellor, if I'm not mistaken, left his post he left a smarmy note saying good luck theres no more money!

The problem is with government and law makers, not those that follow it.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 11:31:03 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Molly- most landlords are not millionaires. Nor is there evidence they are all evading tax or defrauding the taxpayer.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 11:32:06 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:
Hi KP,

Quite weekend for me here, the only excitement is seeing DG getting a mauling on another thread! Hope yours is a little more exciting. There seems to be quite a few new names popping up on here lately.
You are spot on with your assessment of how money is wasted by goverment departments although I think when an outfit grows as big as Great Britain plc no matter who is in charge money is wasted in large amounts.
Same with virtually every other country I should imagine,
Popcorn Player is a fan of Anarcho Communism I believe and I can see the merits of that system cutting down on waste although whether it would work in practice is another matter.
There used to be somebody who posted on here called Zip Domingo - not seen him/her post for ages, but they were pretty good at setting out how Anarcho Communism would work.

I didn't know the Labour Chancellor had left a note, although it wouldn't surprise me - just one big game of musical chairs with the main parties, they all know eventually they will get a taste of power, just a case of hanging in there long enough.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 11:50:08 BDT
Mr B Tonks says:

Thanks for the link - I have just had a good browse, seems to have a particularly good section on historical geography, although the shipping rates can push prices up a bit.
In my favourites now, seems as though you have other qualities other than just having a good argument ready!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 12:12:21 BDT
David Groom says:

'Thanks for the link '

You're welcome. I've found, although I can't prove it, that Abebooks seems to have just about the largest selection of books on the web, outside of Amazon, of course.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2012 12:18:13 BDT
But I believe we can get rid of waste and at the same time provide a tax cut for everyone. If we get the right people in for the posts concerned we would prosper. Take for example the NHS, if we let working doctors run its needs part time each and on a voluntary basis for the medicinal and medical equipment side I'm very sure we could have a more efficient system. Having a voluntary post should mean only those that care for the welbeing of their community would come forward and having them part time would mean that there will be several opinions and the best agreed upon implemented.
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