Friday, August 17, 2018

4 results for 'taxation'

Obama the Sandman

By Anastasia , published on Dec 6, 2012

I don’t suppose too many people here read the Moscow Times, Russia’s only English language newspaper. Well, then, let me tell you that it reported recently that there are people in Russia indulging in a spot of schadenfreude, taking pleasure from the misfortune of others. The recent secession petitions following Obama’s re-election in November have led predictions that the USA is about to collapse in just the same way that the USSR collapsed.

There is really nothing new in this wishful thinking; for that is exactly what it is. A few years ago Igor Panarin, a former KGB analyst, published... (more)

Tags: barack obama, economics, finance, taxation, fiscal cliff, american economy, public debt

Waiting for a Hero

By Anastasia , published on Nov 27, 2012

Let me begin with a personal anecdote. Father has travelled extensively across the world on business, usually flying first class. On one trip to Hong Kong he saw Leon Brittan, then Deputy European Commissioner, in the departure lounge for the flight back to London.

I should add that Brittan, who formerly had served in Margaret Thatcher’s government, is a politician for whom he does not have a great deal of time. "Never mind", he thought, "he's on his own. I'll ignore him." But no sooner had he boarded the flight than he discovered that he was the only 'independent' in the first class... (more)

Tags: taxation, european union, bureaucracy, david cameron, public finance

Extortion Money, Legal!

By Jennifer Stone, published on May 4, 2012

What is extortion? The underworld dog hounds, the dirt of society that believe the world owes them a living have made there own system that exists. Hard to break when the government allows extortion to be a legal business expense. Yet the police dont see the extortion when it is in front of them. They believe the drunken, drug ridden types that do the extorting for a few wealthy people that are many people away. Allowing the extortion to be at arm's reach.

Fighting the war on drugs, should be we are focused on what is happening. We look at where the drugs have been in the history... (more)

Tags: police, law, government, taxation, extortion, legalise drugs

The Sound of the Roaring Wind

By Anastasia , published on Oct 4, 2011 is that, as the contagion spreads, it will be difficult for any of us to escape them.

And all this for what, all this disruption, all this stupidity for what? We see our land destroyed, we see the economy weakened, jobs lost or exported elsewhere; we see an ever greater burden of taxation for what? Even if these green emission targets are met at considerable cost to us all it will make not a jot of difference, as our carbon footprint is that of an ant beside the elephant of China.

At some point in the future, as we go down in a sea of green, we might perhaps recall... (more)

Tags: climate change, taxation, green politics

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