reply to post by The real world order
The UK is an absolute rip off.
If you are lucky enough to have a job you get income tax and national insurance to come off your earnings. Double Tax!
If you dont have a job, income based jobseekers allowance has national insurance to come off (You already paid this money into the pot that was
You then have to pay rent or mortgage payments that are taxed.
Your home bills are taxed with VAT.
Council Tax has VAT on top of it. Double tax!
Any good that you purchase is taxed with VAT plus the company that produces them is taxed.
You have to pay TV Licence which by the way has an added VAT tax!!! double tax!
You have to pay road tax to drive a car.
You have to pay insurance premium tax along with value added tax on top of the insurance premium tax.
You have to pay fuel tax if you want to drive, along with VAT yet again.
If you put one finger outta place even if you are unaware of the new laws that change daily you then get a fine which gives them even more of your
If you fricken die you pay tax!!! Any money you leave is taxed!!! ARGHHH tax, tax, tax, tax! I need to calm down now.
Come to think of it actually, around 95% or probably more of your money goes right back to the stinking fat cats that run the country, our roads
should be paved with gold due to the amount of tax british people pay!!
Its gargantuanbollocks if there were such a word
and this is the stuff they let you know, dont even get me started on stealth taxes.
Anyways I completely agree with the TV licence being utter nonsense but there is so much nonsense in this country now it is unbelievable.
I try not to get too angry at this place as its exactly what they want you to do but it is very hard to have patience in these times.
I am also waiting on the licence fee being increased when they switch to digital with the excuse that the picture quality is more expensive to
produce. They will honestly use any sort of excuse to get more of your money.
They should just change the name of the country to TAX in big bold letters!
Phew, rant over.
[edit on 11-5-2009 by XXXN3O]