1735 comments, mostly along the same lines, on one article – does that tell the left-liberal something? Probably not.
The most stupid comment of all?
Every nation should tax millionaires and billionaires at those rates so they have nowhere to run. Many of those people driven by money will not disappear. That is what they live for, the greed, and they enjoy making money so they will continue to make money even when they are taxed higher. It’ s part of what makes them rich in the first place. Those people usually not only have the knack for making the cash but really enjoy doing it, so tax the hell out of them. They will continue to do what they do well because it’s who they are.
Yes, all Libs should dominate the globe and suppress effort and innovation by demanding the seizure of earned wages.
We must demand that all countries do this….. it would be unfair for one to have low taxes as they might be able to attract top talent more easily.
My comment on the first commenter above:
You are consumed by the politics of greed and envy which have destroyed this country. The tax-the-rich mantra destroys incentive – can’t you get that into your head?
We unfortunately fall into two camps on this – one is called free enterprise and one is called socialism. No prizes for which comments above were which.
And there is further horror – the govt, having missed out on the tax, tries to double tax if the businessman steps back onshore. Why would he wish to, except for nostalgia for a long-lost apex society?
You see it in a worse form in Russia but they had 73 years to develop it. Greed is endemic. If you’re wanted for your skills by enlightened people, you can be sure there are also greedy officials, mafia and citizenry poised to relieve you of as much of it as they can get their hands on and then you can do as you like.
This social philosophy over here sees talent drains, mediocritization, nannying and the worst sorts of social behaviour as people lose all dignity and scramble for anything they can get. It’s reduction of the people to beasts.
The prime culprit is Them, of which Carney is high priest over here and some of the most maligned are in the City. Tell me what is wrong with playing the market, risking your earnings each time you make a decision, accepting you’ll have losses and trying to refine your game as you go along?
What is wrong with you pumping that back into your extended family? You’ve done the work in a specialized field, it’s yours to disburse. The public have a right to 33% or whatever the flat tax rate would be, just as they do from anyone else earning money. Why should a person be penalized for success?
If you agree with the above, then you are for free enterprise and freedom of choice in what you do. If you believe that having money in the bank is not intrinsically evil, then you are of the social philosophy I also subscribe to.
If you violently disagree, if you believe that having money in the bank is intrinsically evil or needs to be appropriated ASAP, then you have socialist tendencies and want what is not yours.
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