Friday, 22 June 2012
Taxes Were Meant To Be Paid
This is a post I wrote on my phone yesterday while watching the news with my mum. It's one of two, the other of which will not become irrelevant, so it's okay. I should watch the news more often really. Sometimes I get lucky to pull out one post, let alone two in half an hour, written on my phone.
Superb funnyman Jimmy Carr has been in a bit of trouble lately because it turns out he's a tax dodger. What he's done, while technically not illegal its still a pretty big dick move for sure. He's not the only person who's done it though (remember Wesley Snipes? For some reason his tax dodging ended up as huge news) and so you might be wondering just why I'm bringing this to your attention.
The reason is two words. Fucking cunt. I mean, David "fucking cunt" Cameron has spoken against him because he wants to take the moral highground. Where was he when corporations, such as Vodafone, were skipping out on BILLIONS in tax? Carr may make a lot of money, and his evaded tax could pay for a lot, but there are people who's avoided tax equals the deficit in the budget. Effectively we'd be debt free if every tax dodger paid their fair share. Feck we'd probably be bathing in diamonds if they do.
What about Bono? He pays almost no tax. Here's a guy who tells people to donate to charities and save Africa and everything and he doesn't even pay tax. Not even to save his own country. I don't think you can preach so much, and be so moralistic, while remaining a massive twat. That's all Bono is to me, and that's pretty much all he'll ever be.
Tax dodging is a huge dick move, but there are some people who shouldn't be taking the moral high ground. Jimmy Carr has apologised for what he did, and will hopefully pay more tax in the future, but when will David Cameron apologise for fucking over the poor? When will he apologise for outpricing education? When will that son a whore apologise for all the shit he's forced on us?
TL;DR don't be a douche. Certainly don't be a douche and then call other people out on their douchebaggery.
Wow I really raged hard in this post. Can you tell I don't like Cameron much?
P.S I'm aware that insulting your opponent and not their stance/arguments is an ad hominem, a dick move in debate, but this ain't a debate, this is me calling a man a twat. When I want to argue about how he is such a massive twat, then I shall stop attacking him, and start attacking the fact that he really has outpriced education, and screwed over the poor. A part of me almost hopes that we get more "riots" this summer, hopefully during the olympics. Ahhhh I'd like to see him talk his way out of that one.