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.

21 comments:

  1. I can see some Irish rubbing off you. Fecking hell. Well I think why you're angry is because they forgot one thing "practice what you preach".

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  2. "while technically not illegal"
    They've got a hole in their system, and using that hole isn't even that bad a move. Calling out others on "bluh ur not payin tax" is stupid though.

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  3. Also everything these days is fucking expensive as is, though that isn't an excuse celebrities with vast amounts of money can use.

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  4. If only we stuck to the simple laws that were made when there was the barter system... BAH!
    Money's too complex these days. Especially since I've been studying it.

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  5. Did you know that David Cameron's own father was a tax dodger?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/apr/20/cameron-family-tax-havens

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  6. fuck taxes, and i cant wait for Carr to come up with some jokes around this. he is funny, no doubt.

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  7. HAHAHA..I so agree with Bart..f*uck taxes.

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  8. ;-) I don't know anything about politics but it was sort of fun to read your rant. I don't know anything about Taxes either - but I suppose I would be of the belief that if they are there - you should pay them.

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  9. Rich people can be such whiny bitches!

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  10. Bah, I owe $260 in taxes this year. I just raised the money to pay it off so I have to send that check tonight or I'm proper fucked. Not as bad as 3 years ago when I owed $500 in taxes.

    Anyway, these people have money to wipe their asses with, yet they can't fill out a simple check? Bah, who am I kidding, they probably don't know how to fill out a check.

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  11. Wow, I didn't think you were capable of that kind of anger.

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  12. Politicians for the most part have no soul. It's a shame many of them got where they are because of a combination of dishonesty, being devoid of a conscience, and stupidity.

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  13. If you're rich, you need to pay your fair share.

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  14. Corruption is everywhere, inn'it? I didn't realize that about Bono; maybe he declared himself a human charity in order to receive tax-exempt status? I'm sure he's got property in at least 2-3 countries, he'd have to pay property tax on them at least?

    Your rant sorta touches on all this austerity stuff that's being passed around the world -- especially Greece and the UK, but America as well. What pisses me off about our situation in particular is that it was all caused by corporate greed: Enron, Tyco, Adelphia, Fannie & Freddie, Bernie Madoff, Lehman Bros, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, etc etc. and on and on. Then, once these CEOs have scammed us out of billions upon billions of our hard-earned dollars, the government creates safeguards to protect consumers and make sure these corporations are playing by the rules... and the Republicans scream about big government intruding into our lives! Sonofa..., if you played by the rules in the first place we wouldn't need new ones! Fecking wankers indeed.

    So the Republican strategy to solve the financial crisis is twofold: one, cut taxes on millionaires. two, eliminate corporate oversight. Oh, I can't wait to see how well this works.

    But more to your point: taxes. Do you know that the US can't collect taxes from the giant online retailers like Amazon because they've found loopholes and threatened lawsuits and they're too scared to lose the jobs those companies provide? So Amazon puts tax-paying companies out of businesses and then proceeds to pay $0 tax to the government. WTF?!?!?

    Sorry. Rant over.

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  15. Hypocrites a lot of these bastards are....

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  16. Taxes are a pain - no matter what country you live in and there's always someone not paying what is owed!

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  17. I heard they were ripping on Jim Car on the most recent 8/10 cats

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  18. Taxes and Death are two of the things that can't be avoided in life, so why try?

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  19. Hypcrosy at its finest. That's all there is to be really said.

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  20. Wait, why doesn't Bono pay taxes. I don't know much about him or his music. U2 was just one of those bands I was never really into. They have a few songs that are just mindblowingly, but the rest are just crap.

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