Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tax avoidance is legal, pal

By definition, tax avoidance is legal, but increasingly the professional collectivists are using the term in ways aimed at shifting its meaning. What they want is a redefinition of tax evasion, the 'crime' of not paying all your taxes, so that the state can retrospectively reinterpret its monstrous tax code (the largest in the world) and plunder whatever it wants from private wealth.

One such professional collectivist is union boss Graham Black, writing in the tax-funded (by state sector job adverts) Guardian newspaper. This line especially sticks in my craw:
In Britain, we have a remarkably compliant tax population that knows taxes are a price we pay for a decent society.
Talk about taking the piss.

Hat tip: Tim Worstall

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