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A Tax on All Politicians!/QUE PAGUIN ELS POLÍTICS!

A Tax on All Politicians!

The Coalition Team: Nick Clegg, George Osborne and David Cameron, all Cambridge and Oxford. Below: The Opposition Team: Ed Milliband separates Ed Balls from his wife Yvette Cooper, all Oxford.

 

Politicians show how little they care, like Britain imposing a granny tax (pensioners will not get any tax benefits) and a pasty tax (hot but not cold food taxed) which voters see as robbing the poor to pay the rich. Political leaders are accused of being wealthy public schoolboys, hopelessly out of touch with ordinary people. Suppose they competed in Universally Challenged with Jeremy Paxman (Search Raisa the Horse Bites Cameron):

 

Paxo: Good evening. Tonight the Coalition takes on Labour. Let’s meet our teams. First the Coalition.

Coalition: Hi, I’m David Cameron, from Eton College and Oxford, but you can call me Dave. I’m George Osborne, from St Paul’s School and Oxford. Hi, I’m Nick Clegg, from Westminster School, Cambridge University, the University of Minnesota and the College of Europe .

Paxo: Yes, yes, we get the picture, clever clogs. Have you ever had a proper job? Don’t answer that, obviously not. Now let’s meet Labour.

Labour: I’m Ed Miliband, from Corpus Christi College, Oxford; the London School of Economics and the Centre for European Studies at Harvard.

Paxo: Another one who’s never had a proper job.

Balls: I’m Ed Balls, from Nottingham High School, Keble College, Oxford; and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

Paxo: Nottingham High School, that’s fee-paying, isn’t it? Didn’t any of you go to a state school?

Cooper: I did. I’m Yvette Cooper and I went to a comprehensive in Hampshire.

Paxo: So you left school at 16 with no GCSEs?

Cooper: No, I went on to Balliol College, Oxford; Harvard University and the London School of Economics.

Paxo: And have you ever had a proper job?

Cooper: I was economics correspondent of The Independent.

Paxo: We’ll take that as a no then. What is the cost of sending a child to Eton?

Cameron: £31,071, plus an entrance fee of £1,500 and a registration fee of £250.

Paxo: Correct. What is the annual take-home pay of the average British family?

Osborne: £26,000 a year.

Paxo: So not a lot of chance of any of them going to Eton, then. What is the economic policy which holds that long-term increases in income per head depends on investment decisions rather than unexplained or exogenous…

Balls: Post neo-classical endogenous growth theory.

Paxo: I thought you’d get that one right. What is the cost of a first-class return rail ticket between London and Castleford?

Balls: Fares are rising above the level of inflation because of the savage cuts . . .

Paxo: Oh, do stop waffling. I thought one of you would know since you and your wife claimed £14,000 from taxpayers for 357 journeys between 2007 and 2010. Who said recently that aggressive tax avoidance was ‘morally repugnant’?

Osborne: That would be me.

Paxo: So, how would you describe a multi-millionaire who ran a substantial part of his income through a family trust to avoid everything from the 50p top rate to inheritance tax?

Osborne: I wouldn’t know. I’m not wealthy enough to pay the 50p rate.

Paxo: Oh, do come off it. You earn £134,565 a year; you rent out your £2 million Notting Hill home, while living rent-free in Downing Street; you’ve got a £600,000 property in Cheshire, which you bought with the help of a taxpayer-funded  mortgage; and you have a 15% stake in a family business, worth an estimated £4 million, which is held in a tax-efficient trust .

(“It’s Universally Challenged, and here’s your starter for ten, Dave…,” by Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail, 29 March 2012)

 

Que paguin els polítics!

L’equip de l’oposició: Ed Milliband separa Ed Balls de la seva dona Yvette Cooper, tots d’Oxford. Primera foto: L’equip de la coalició: Nick Clegg, George Osborne i David Cameron, tots Cambridge i Oxford.

 

Els polítics mostren el poc que els hi importem, com els anglesos amb l’impost de l’àvia (els pensionistes no obtindran cap deducció fiscal) i l’impost als pastissets (graven els calents, però no els freds) que els votants veuen com una manera de robar els pobres per pagar els rics. Els líders polítics són acusats de ser d’educació privada i benestants, fatalment desconnectats de la gent del carrer. Fem veure que competeixen al Repte Universal de Jeremy Paxman (Veure search L’euga Raisa mossega Cameron):

 

Paxo: Bona nit. Avui la Coalició s’enfronta als Laboristes. Coneixem els nostres equips. Primer la Coalició.

Coalició: Hola, sóc David Cameron d’Eton College i Oxford, però podeu dir-me Dave. Jo sóc George Osborne, de St Paul’s School i Oxford. Hola, sóc Nick Clegg, de Westminster School i Cambridge University, Universitat de Minnesota i Col.legi d’Europa .

Paxo: Sí, sí ja veiem d’on veniu, murris espabilats. Heu tingut mai una feina de veritat? No cal que dieu res, queda clar que no. Ara coneixem els Laboristes.

Labour: Sóc Ed Miliband de Corpus Christi College, Oxford; London School of Economics i Centre for European Studies d’Harvard.

Paxo: Un altre que mai ha tingut una feina de veritat.

Balls: Sóc Ed Balls de Nottingham High School, Keble College d’Oxford i John F. Kennedy School of Government d’Harvard.

Paxo: Nottingham High School és de pagament, no? Ni un ha anat a una escola pública?

Cooper: Jo sí. Sóc Yvette Cooper d’un institut d’Hampshire.

Paxo: Així que només has fet l’educació obligatòria fins els 16?

Cooper: No, vaig anar a Balliol College d’Oxford, Harvard University i London School of Economics.

Paxo: I has tingut mai una feina de veritat?

Cooper: Vaig ser col.laboradora d’economia a l’Independent.

Paxo: Bé un altre no. Què costa educar un nen a Eton?

Cameron: £31.071, més una quota inicial de £1.500 i un càrrec de gestió de £250.

Paxo: Correcte. Què cobra net una família anglesa mitjana cada any?

Osborne: £26.000 l’any.

Paxo: Així que poc pot anar a Eton. Quina política econòmica argumenta que l’augment a llarg termini en renda per càpita depèn de les decisions d’inversió i no de funcions alienes o exògenes…

Balls: Teoria postneoclàssica de creixement endògen.

Paxo: Ja deia jo que ho sabries. Ara digues què costa un bitllet de tren en primera d’anada i tornada entre Londres i Castleford.

Balls: Les tarifes estan pujant per sobre del nivell d’inflació degut a les retallades salvatges . . .

Paxo: Prou, para de fer fum. Jo creia que ho sabries doncs tu i la teva dona heu reclamat £14.000 dels contribuents per a 357 viatges entre 2007 i 2010. Qui ha dit fa poc que evitar impostos d’una manera aggressiva era ‘moralment repugnant’?

Osborne: Aquest vaig ser jo.

Paxo: I com qualificaries un multimilionari que col.loca una part substancial de la seva renda  en una fundació familiar per evitar pagar la quota màxima de 50 penics i successions?

Osborne: No ho sé perquè jo no sóc tant ric per cotizar la quota de 50 penics.

Paxo: Vinga, menys fer-te l’innocent. Cobres £134.565 l’any; tens llogada la teva casa de £2 milions a Notting Hill mentre vius gratis a Downing Street; tens una finca de £600.000 a Cheshire, que has comprat amb una hipoteca finançada pels contribuents, i mantens una participació del 15% en una empresa familiar valorada en uns £4 milions, que aparques en una fundació per a minimitzar els teus impostos .

(“It’s Universally Challenged, and here’s your starter for ten, Dave…,” per Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail, 29 març 2012)

30 March 2012 - Posted by | Politics/Política |

1 Comment »

  1. I like this one.

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    Comment by Roy | 31 March 2012 | Reply


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