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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Where did the wealthy Brits go?

    Is there really a country with low taxes and an immigration policy that makes it so easy that thousands of people can just go there to avoid taxes in their native country?

    What country?

    From what I understand, the other European nations have just as high tax rates as Britain. The top marginal rate is lower in the USA, but people can't just decide to come here. Well, the illegals do, but they're still technically citizens of their home country, and the wealthy British aren't what we generally picture when the term "illegal alien" is used.

    So, just where are these million pound plus earners, anyway?
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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Yet another lib misquotes me in a vein attempt to distort my position. Confiscating the wealth of a rich person if they leave the country is like what the Nazis did to the Jews. You are either being willfully dishonest or your reading comprehension level is that of a 5 year old.
    I directly quoted you, so it's not really a misquote...unless you don't understand what a quote is. You apparently equate taxes reverting back to their pre-Bush II rates as being similar to the plight of the Jews. I think that any Jewish person would be offended by your distasteful comparison.

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Confiscating the wealth of a rich person if they leave the country is like what the Nazis did to the Jews.
    Not if they are leaving the country to avoid paying taxes.

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by blaxshep View Post
    Think of it this way if we were a colony of ants one single ant would have an entire football stadium filled with food and the rest of the colony would labor to maintain this gluttony. I think despised is far more generous than they deserve.
    I think that a healthy wealth distribution is one that includes some wealth inequality. I do, however, think that there needs to be a system through which people are prevented from becoming "too big to fail" so to speak, especially across generations of wealthy families. Extreme wealth inequality is damaging to an economy, but some inequality (along with upward mobility) promotes productivity and ambition.

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Where did the wealthy Brits go?

    Is there really a country with low taxes and an immigration policy that makes it so easy that thousands of people can just go there to avoid taxes in their native country?

    What country?

    From what I understand, the other European nations have just as high tax rates as Britain. The top marginal rate is lower in the USA, but people can't just decide to come here. Well, the illegals do, but they're still technically citizens of their home country, and the wealthy British aren't what we generally picture when the term "illegal alien" is used.

    So, just where are these million pound plus earners, anyway?
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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Why do you despise the rich?
    Because hoarding wealth is gluttony and they do so by corrupting the people's government to legislate their own greed.

    Successful people do not hoard wealth, rich people do.

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Austin View Post
    & how does that work when the head of a multinational doesnt set foot in that country?
    How should it? Most of the CEO's get the bulk of their pay in stocks so why should theirs be treated differently than anybody else's in terms of taxes?

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So then why are these people still allowed to benefit from their earnings in the UK? If they leave to avoid taxes in their home country, then they should not be allowed to profit from any holdings they have there. It's that simple. If you want to benefit, you have to put back in. If you abandon your nation, then your nation takes back everything it gave you, and people retain everything they built to help you get rich. Nations and the people in them are not for plundering by a few powerful vultures.

    This is part of the trend for the upper upper class to remove themselves from the community of the rest of the world, employing hush hush banks in one nation, holding companies in another, and hiring workers in yet another. These people have no loyalty to anyone but themselves, and clearly have no loyalty to any of the people they're interacting with along the way. No nation should house or protect them, and their holdings should be sacrificed. If they won't show loyalty to anyone else, then no one should show loyalty to them.
    So when I moved to Germany permanently from the US, I should've had all of my savings confiscated? I know you're referring specifically to the super rich, but I don't see how it would be different based on income.
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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    I think that a healthy wealth distribution is one that includes some wealth inequality. I do, however, think that there needs to be a system through which people are prevented from becoming "too big to fail" so to speak, especially across generations of wealthy families. Extreme wealth inequality is damaging to an economy, but some inequality (along with upward mobility) promotes productivity and ambition.
    Like I said I have no problem with success and if someone is a millionaire that is great, but there comes a point where it is no longer success but greed a hoarding of wealth. There comes a point where unlimited wealth becomes absolute power and we all know what happens then.

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    Re: Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate

    Quote Originally Posted by JRog View Post
    I directly quoted you, so it's not really a misquote...unless you don't understand what a quote is. You apparently equate taxes reverting back to their pre-Bush II rates as being similar to the plight of the Jews. I think that any Jewish person would be offended by your distasteful comparison.
    Well that settles that, you have the reading comprehension of a 5 year old AND you are willfully dishonest. That is a combination worthy of making my ignore list. Goodbye

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