reply to post by Kituwa
This doesn't surprise me in the least, its been on the card for decades, but I'm uneasy about the speed with which such rules are being proposed and
Post office needs to move with the times. Attack the ebay and amazon parcel delivery market and have a good ad supported email clent. And anyway
what's wrong with a levy on other delivery services who don't have to deliver mail letters etc.
The ultimate goal is to tax every action or transaction we ever make. From taxing you for withdrawing cash from an ATM, taxing you by the mile you
drive in your car, to taxing you for giving a way an old CD you never listen to, to a mate. It will begin with the bankers transactions tax as
subterfuge because who in the public wouldn't like the bankers to be taxed. But people are fools if they think it won't spread to everyone else. Every
activity will be taxed. We are rapidly moving from a free to a subscription model, with extra fees for add on services.
I see three solutions, to the raising of taxes issue.
Return to the original purpose of corporations: temporary institutions created for some public service contract such a building a bridge and then
dispanding them after task comletion.
If a corporations' revenue is generated in one country that money should be taxed and paid in that country, simple rule, no way starbucks or apple
stores could get round that.
Lastly, at the very least corporations should not be taxed less than people. Eg currently corps get Taxed on NET income AFTER expenses, running costs,
rent etc. Yet human beings are taxed on the full gross amount BEFORE such costs are considered.
I think it would be nice to earn your wages then pay your rent, pay the car payments, buy groceries, pay for your healthcare, pay for your medicines,
clothes, laundry...bla bla bla and only what is then leftover is what an be taxed on. Why not? The corporations do it that way.
Aaah wait a minute that's how it legally works in the US. But heck you didnt expect a givernment to uphold the lwa did you.
edit on 9-3-2013 by merkins because: Large edit in 2 nd paragraph
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