July 06, 2007

Taxation by theft

Income tax errors hit 1m people, yet this government want to give HMRC the power to steal from people bank accounts as they see fit based on only there records without any recourse to such niceties as a trial.

Not that Labour has ever been particularly in favour of trials or having to present evidence. There are currently almost 10,000 people under the threat of jail based on gossip, a system that can be easily abused and we are now starting to learn the ways in which it has been abused.

Or perhaps it is simply that they do not think stealing is a crime. They see, they want, they take. Under the greedy doctrines of socialism all property is theft, so theft is liberation. Should anybody then try to try to stop somebody stealing then the full weight of the law will come down on them.


Blogger Dr Xavier Ray said...

I think the government actually think its their money anyway. After all they printed it. They are just letting you look after it until they take it back. If they have an expensive war to fight or a bottomless pit of NHS IT they feel it is reasonable to take it back a bit sooner. Like going over into the neighbours garden to get your lawnmower back. I notice the banks and the pensions industry also think its their money once you hand it over to them for safekeeping and some even charge you to let you have it back.

9:53 pm  
Blogger chris said...

The government probably does think that it is their money. They are wrong though.

8:50 pm  

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