TAX EVASION

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Everybody’s doing The Tax Evasion

(Come on, baby, do some tax evasion)

Stashing all your cash abroad and fleecing the nation

(Come on, baby, do some tax evasion)

So be like Lewis Hamilton avoiding tax

We’ve scams to offset yachts and planes and Cadillacs

So come on, come on

Do some tax evasion today;

You oughta hide your cash away.

Come on, baby

We’re lax, so lax

In regulating all your tax.

 

So if you want to hide it and avoid your donation

(Come on, baby, do some tax evasion)

You needn’t even move it to a foreign location

(Come on, baby, do some tax evasion)

No need to hide it in Peru or Uzbekistan

Just simply message Guernsey or the Isle of Man

So come on, come on

Do some tax evasion today

You oughta hide your cash away.

Come on, baby

We’re lax, so lax

In regulating all your tax.

 

Don’t look on these investments as an abrogation

(Come on, baby, do some tax evasion)

If plebs had got the money then the whole population

Would hide its smackers through tax evasion;

Just look at Starbuck’s, Google, Shell and BAT

Amazon and Facebook, Apple and BP

So come on, come on

Do some tax evasion today

You oughta hide your cash away.

Come on, baby

We’re lax, so lax

In regulating all your tax.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 25th Nov 2017 16:09

Behold the house that modern thinking built:
You'll find it behind a sign that says "Guilt"! 😃

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John Coopey

Fri 24th Nov 2017 21:47

Not sure I understand all that, MC, but I am prepared to live with my hypocrisy for the greater good of a fairer society with more morality on paying tax.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 24th Nov 2017 15:44

JC - you have surely hit the nail on the head with your
"gulps of air" analogy. There is certainly the smack of
the green eyed goddess of envy in much of what is said.
Morality is such a useful word - so adaptable to circumstances and handy to imply "guilt" where the law
disagrees!
A fair society is an admirable target but that also means
give and take - not just give. Wealth creators and job
providers deserve proper respect and value for what they
enable whilst those who work on their behalf deserve a
proper wage for their skills and efforts. A government's
duty is to provide a safety net for those who are out of work but not to offer "time without limitation" sums to
those who should be enabled/encouraged to get work of
whatever sort to feed themselves and those they support.
Dependency of the long term sort is not a socially
acceptable scenario except in medically approved extreme circumstances that judge a person beyond any personal
ability to contribute to the work place - and thus to the
benefit of society as a whole.
Being unable to do one thing does not preclude the
ability or opportunity to do something else! Stephen
Hawking would never get work bricklaying but......!!

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John Coopey

Thu 23rd Nov 2017 18:24

Thanks, MC. I feel a bit conflicted in that I have avoided tax through things like ISA's, pension contributions and lump sums, redundancy pay, gift-aiding to charities etc. So whilst I am clear that the Paradise revelations are morally reprehensible, my hypocrisy (and I suspect of everyone else's if they are honest) is about others getting "bigger gulps of air".

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 23rd Nov 2017 16:09

Great stuff JC. Love the use of that old hit to put across
the message. But tax has always been a controversial
subject - ever since naughty King John and those who
followed put the squeeze on the people to fund various
ill-advised enterprises in search of even more gain.
As for modern taxation, this really began with the start
of the 20th century as previous administrations made a
point of keeping tax low. Then 20th century politicians
sought to get their hands on our money for their own
ends - and it's still happening, with our cash handed over
to all sorts of unattractive parts and foreign political
posers who build themselves empires and millionaire'
mansions at our expense. I pay my tax, but I do wish
politicians wouldn't see it as THEIR money, to waste
and fritter away with scant regard for its origins.
We should revert back to the Victorian example of low
tax and political economy - and the sooner the better!

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John Coopey

Tue 21st Nov 2017 23:26

Thanks, Ray.
I'm prepared to put my own hypocrisy on hold in the interests of a good swipe.

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raypool

Tue 21st Nov 2017 21:57

Re the mechanics of evasion John , I think as you imply some of us are in the wrong place at the wrong time to get stuck in with the big boys; but given the chance ? I'll take romance....

Clever writing as always punching just around the belt.

Ray

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John Coopey

Tue 21st Nov 2017 15:19

Thanks, Trev. I confess to feeling a bit hypocritical about it.
It is unquestionably wrong but why?
Like millions of others I have put my savings in PEPS, TESSAs, and ISAs; I received redundancy and pension lump sums free of tax; I gift aid donations to charity etc. So the only difference as far as I can see is degree.

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Trevor Alexander

Tue 21st Nov 2017 13:50

Sadly, it's all so true. And what's worse, we know about it but still it goes on. Great write.

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John Coopey

Tue 21st Nov 2017 11:00

Thanks, Beno.

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Beno

Tue 21st Nov 2017 10:43

Awesome! LOL.

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