Interesting pair of ambitions

reform of the tax system, to make it fairer, smarter and simpler
• measures to spread wealth more fairly, including better taxation, new
approaches to housing and widening the ownership of firms.

Fairer, smarter, simpler, seems to mean taxing the rich more.

8 thoughts on “Interesting pair of ambitions”

  1. reform of the tax system, to make it fairer, smarter and simpler

    We’ll tax more people (fairer), it will be harder to avoid (smarter) and if we fuck up you’ll have fewer rights (simpler)

    measures to spread wealth more fairly, including better taxation, new approaches to housing and widening the ownership of firms.

    Better taxation (more taxes), new approaches to housing (we’ll take your house on a pretext) and widening the ownership of firms (we’ll take your company on a pretext).

  2. Widening the ownership of firms

    Since private pensions are based on stocks etc, aren’t millions of people effectively firm owners?

    And also, how many of these self-employed people (different blog entry) own their own firms?

    I’d suggest firm ownership is greater than it’s ever been.

  3. ‘measures to spread wealth more fairly, including better taxation’

    Taxation takes money from people. It can’t ‘spread wealth.’ It can only take. The Left will achieve equality by making everyone miserable. They won’t ‘spread wealth,’ they will destroy it. As has been know for generations.

  4. @ Gamecock
    In the UK, much of taxation is simply to redistribute money to poorer people so it *does* “spread wealth”, albeit it reduces the total amount of wealth significantly in the process.

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