#9198910, By chopsen The UK General Politics Thread

  • chopsen 3 Dec 2012 12:22:11 19,993 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Chopsen wrote:
    In terms of rich *individuals* who are attracted to this country. Fuck them in to the sun.
    (Playing Devil's Advocate) How about rich holiday makers?
    That's a bit of a different situation. Tourists aren't likely to factor in taxes in their decision to visit, they will visit for other reasons. Some people on a shopping holiday might be put off if VAT started hitting them or something. But if you're in the market for jet-setting around the world to get cheap stuff, there are better places to go than here.

    I was more thinking about individuals who settle here, and contribute nothing and sit on a pile of wealth. I don't buy in to the "trickle down" idea that the economy as a whole benefits. Unless we start taxing wealth. Which is practically difficult.
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