Originally Posted by tonton
There's no way anything like this could pass in the US. Let's see about the UK. If this passes, and it works (I don't know whether it would pass, but I predict if it does, it would
work), then it'll surely set a precedent.http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...s-tax-the-rich
The idea is that the richest 10% take on the entire debt of the UK. Take it off the national ledger. Eliminate the National debt. Slash the deficit.
This sounds like something Warren Buffett and Bill Gates could look at. It's a much better idea IMO than giving away billions to charity.
easy 90% would vote yes, 10% no
and ask government would control spending, its just like asking someone to break a habit of using credit cards after their meltdown
funny the debt came because servicing the "poor" and not the rich
i never got a job from a poor person, government grows on the backs of helping the poor
ask germany to bail out greece same thing won't work
then the top 10% would hide money, move out and move investment, then capital goes away, jobs suffer then the 90% have less, but are happier because they hurt the rich guys
so what do i tell my kid, don't embrace excellence, be mediocre, its cheaper, don't succeed --be less than your parents, learn to lower your expectations.
build your future by being lazy, and on the dole
socialism works till you run out of other peoples money--i believe m thatcher said that.
then when that doesn't work
take the money from the top 20% then 30%
hey take it all