But carbon is a deeply regressive tax base on consumption

So the higher energy prices from Green schemes must also be highly regressive. But Murphaloon supports that, doesn’t he?

7 thoughts on “Blimey”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    What does he think a tax on bank transactions will do? Any taxation of consumption is regressive.

    At this point does anyone think he cares? Is he actually making any sort of logical coherent case at all or just throwing out random baited hooks in the hope someone with grant money will bite?

  2. SMFS

    What does he think a tax on bank transactions will do? Any taxation of consumption is regressive.

    I think he’s indicated, for all the talk of bank transactions, that he is hankering for a “progressive” consumption tax; ie allowances, higher rates, etc.

    Because that would be too easy to avoid (ie legally), I assume he is fantasizing that everyone will be completing some sort of “annual return of consumption”?

    Is he actually making any sort of logical coherent case at all or just throwing out random baited hooks

    Does IanB answer that, early this morning on the better and better thread…

  3. “I assume he is fantasizing that everyone will be completing some sort of “annual return of consumption”?”

    He is, and is on record on his blog saying anyone with a low tax rate on their bank account activity (i.e. a low rate of consumption) will be deemed suspicious and that person must prove that their consumption and tax payments are genuine.

    Seriously. It was mentioned in a thread yesterday.

    He wants to reduce consumption, but if you reduce consumption you are acting suspiciously and you have to prove your own innocence.

    You can’t even begin to imagine the worms wriggling around in his brain.

  4. The man is one of the most dangerous men in Britain, if not the world – thank the Lord he has such a thin skin and aversion to criticism and is pathologically incapable of working with others.

  5. He’s a crackpot.
    Today he has announced he would desire his Consumption Tax to yield nothing because it would mean this harmful consumption.is eliminated. OK, so let’s aside the itsy bitsy problem of it being g supposed to replace NIV. Let’s look instead at his attitude to ISAs: apparently a “regressive tax”. So he wants to tax consumption, but he also wants to tax savings, heavily.
    He’s learnt absolutely nothing nothing from his roasting in the national media.

  6. Ironman – Has he been roasted in the national media? From what I’ve read Ritchie gets off lightly, while Corbyn takes the blame.

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