Prevent spending cuts

Raise taxes the friendly way!

10 messages
17/10/2010 at 21:04

I had a thought today.  This whole recession thing, with the associated government spending cuts.  Well, I've come up with an idea that could put the whole economy right with the agreement of the majority.  What do you think?.................

1)  Put up taxes, say income tax for a start.  However much is needed to fill the spending gap, whack 'em up.  Equally across the board so no income group feels better or worse.

2)  Allocate an idividual number to every pound that an individual pays into the tax coffers

3)  At the end of the year draw 25 numbers out of a hat (we could get a computer todo this bit) and give 25 lucky taxpayers £1 million.

 4)  That's it!  It really is as simple as that.  Obviously we could play around with the prize money, ie. 50 x £500,000 or 5 x £5million etc, but it is a great incentive to contribute more towards the running of the country.

 And let's face it the biweekly pilot scheme seems to be working!

See you outside number 11!

17/10/2010 at 21:22
ermm... isnt that called a Premium Bond?
17/10/2010 at 21:55

So we all have no money apart from those who win.Yeah you would make a good Chancellor, is your name Mr Brown?

17/10/2010 at 22:54

....  Osborne I'd say.

In fact the clueless halfwit would probably jump at that

17/10/2010 at 22:59
Would not the cost of administering this poutweight any benefit to society??
18/10/2010 at 09:10
No,no, no.  We just increase the "tax" to cover all national costs.  And set the "prize" money at a realistic amount / probability of winning to provide the extra incentive.  Everyone has a price
18/10/2010 at 09:22

well sounds no dafter than present strategy of all cuts and then keeping the system that caused the problem-lol

18/10/2010 at 14:06

Or they could tax us all at 100%, then just give us the things they think we need, like a house, schooling, basic health care, food to keep us alive but not get fat, warm clothes, and an annual holiday to converted holiday parks.

Then there would be lots of money to run government and keep the economy going.


Can I patent my idea (or has someone tried it before?...............................)

18/10/2010 at 14:07
Were you wearing a hologram band when you came up with this idea?
18/10/2010 at 14:32

How about National denial.

"What money?...we don't owe any could we possibly owe you money.....WE'RE NOT LISTENING.....LA LA LA LA LA LE LA LE LA LA."


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