In many ways, if you want to see America’s future, all you have to do is look across the Atlantic.
Unfortunately freedom and liberty fled the United Kingdom a long time ago. Now you have the creepy welfare/big brother state that George Orwell warned us about.
From The Telegraph:
Credit reference agencies will cross-check details of the income people declare on their tax returns against their spending patterns to identify “high” and “medium” risks of both illegal and legal tax avoidance.
People identified to HM Revenue and Customs will then be subject to more detailed investigations. About two million people are expected to be scrutinised under the programme, which may lead to privacy concerns.
HMRC will today unveil the “successful” results of a pilot programme involving about 20,000 people which will now be extended nationally.
Many of those who are expected to be identified are likely to be self-employed workers who have under-declared their income to the authorities.
However, those who have benefited from secret windfalls – such as an inheritance or a bonus – and people with secret offshore accounts could also be highlighted.
Mr Osborne is preparing to deliver the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, in which he is expected to announce another extension to the Government’s austerity programme. Spending cuts and tax rises are now expected to last until at least 2018.
The Chancellor indicated yesterday that he was preparing a new round of welfare cuts – and tax rises for the wealthy – this week. The renewed crackdown on avoidance is also expected to play a key role.
Treasury sources said that “hundreds of millions” are expected to be raised from the greater use of third-party data, such as that supplied by credit reference agencies.
Ministers also wish to encourage more whistle-blowers to come forward with details of offshore bank accounts.
Mr Osborne said: “While most taxpayers are doing their bit to help us balance the books, it is unacceptable for a minority to avoid paying their fair share.”
Danny Alexander, the Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, added: “It is simply not fair that at a time when most people are making a contribution to balancing the nation’s books, there is a small minority of taxpayers who try to escape their responsibility.”
The Chancellor will this week extend the austerity programme after admitting it is “clearly taking longer” to deal with the country’s debts than “anyone would have hoped”
There is that F-word again. Fair. Who says what they bloated British government is demanding is fair.
This is America’s future. Britain has a welfare system that American liberals would die for. They have tax rates that Barack Obama can only fantasize about.
What is the result?
Their economy is stagnant and has been that way for years. Their military has shrunk to the point where even third world nations are now more powerful.
But there are themes there that we should pay attention to. Despite their tax increases and demands that people pay more, people are not.
This also tells us something that we should already know. No matter how much you increase taxes, it is never enough for a greedy government that wants to spend more money.
Fortunately, America has not only a history of tax rebellion, but also a legal history of tax avoidance. Learned Hand was a famous Federal Judge and Judicial philosopher. He wrote about tax avoidance.
He said, “Any one may so arrange his affairs that his taxes shall be as low as
possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the
Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.”
He also said, “Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in
so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody
does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty
to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not
voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is
The next time a liberal tells you it is patriotic to pay more taxes, you can quote them one of the most brilliant legal minds this nation has ever produced to say otherwise.
Meanwhile, just wait. If this program in the UK has even the most minimal of success, look for it to be implemented here.
Sorry, Judson. I think you might be a bit optimistic in your comparison to the United Kingdom.
If one looks at the relative Economic Freedom Index of the US and UK, one finds the U.S ranked a bit higher, but falling about 4 times as fast.
To save America we have to develop a plan, organize the plan and implement the plan.
Debrejoe, Let me just give you a big AMEN. I've been a member of the Tea Party almost since it's inception and I get the feeling that I'm alone when I express my concern, to Judson and other members, about the lack of unity between the Tea Party Organizations. My plea's have been for a summit between our groups to settle our differences and then, as you suggested,,plan,organize and implement a single plan of action. However, My suggestions seen to fall on deaf ears. I would appreciate your support and anyone else on this blog. It just seems that all we do is a lot of talking and complaining and look where it's gotten us. I'm ready to take some action. How about you? I know a little about building an organization haven served as Intergovernmental Personnel Director in Federal State programs under two Governors and co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of The State Employees Association of Mississippi. We have some talented people in TPN; However, I feel it is being vastly under utilized. God Bless.
We keep posting that we need to do something & nothing is done. I agree we need to combine our talents & money & work together on a good plan.
I don't think one person would disagree with what you have stated.
Everyone on these blogs want to organize and put a plan in action. This is the one thing that is keeping the people that are concerned with the taking over of this country from doing anything at all to stop it.
The question to ask is: How do you get all the minds together on one plan?
the UK disarmed their people along time ago so it is a lot harder for them to fight back. we must never let them do that to us and everyone knows obama is trying hard now to do it.
Obama wants a Soviet system with Muslim holidays
Want to know where America is Going?? The Senate Vote for this is TOMORROW !!! John Kerry along with JOHN McCain as his helper is the pushing Force behind this,The FIRST STEP to Ratify THE U.N. CHILDRENS RIGHTS TREATY. Check out what ENGLAND does with the Parents so called approvel, They Starve and refuse Water to so called disabled Babies.
PEOPLE!!! We wouldn's do that to our ANIMALS here in this country,we'd be put in Jail. Is this what Americans Want? I hope to hell they don't. I've had it with BOTH PARTIES!!! Their BOTH usless and UNAMERICAN CONSTITUTION HATERS!
Am I angery? You bet your BIPPY I'm Angry. Am I going to sit on my hands and let this happen? NOPE!!!
May God Bless America
“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
― Mark Twain
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everyone stands around reloading.
This is horrifying. How many people are even aware that this is being voted on? Very few I'm sure. This is how they operate. Even people that are trying to keep up with all that is being put into motion and voted on misses some of it because so much is going on so fast.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the bottom line on this vote taking parents rights away to decide what is best for their own children? While I, and so many others are worried about the second amendment and the efforts to take over our arms, this vote to give the UN power to the dictation of our children goes unnoticed! This is devastating.
To wait to do anything is giving this "take over" full power to do damage that won't be able to be reversed.
Am I right?
This is what your link is about Riley:
In reading the link about the vote of the UN taking over our rights to make decisions about our own children, I thought about the words in the Star Spangled Banner:
"Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there,
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the, of the brave"
I don't feel that our flag will fly through the night much longer. Because our patriotic people fought hard, the flag was seen in the morning flying for freedom. As we watch and type on the key board our anger about what is happening, we sit and wait. What a difference this take over is in 2012 than it was when they fought for the freedom that is sung about in the Star Spangled Banner. This band of thieves are desecrating the flag.
NO, the comparison is not with England, but rather with Russia! Our dictator wants MARXISM and complete control!
Socialism we already have, and we are NOT going to like where we will go from there!