Honesty In Government About Who You Really Work For

Freedom and Liberty issues aside, what could possibly go wrong with this?

The UK’s tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer.

The proposal by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) stresses the need for employers to provide real-time information to the government so that it can monitor all payments and make a better assessment of whether the correct tax is being paid.

Sweet mother of God.

12 Responses to “Honesty In Government About Who You Really Work For”

  1. Yep, from the same set of incompetents who lost the digitised details of 25 million citizens on just two discs; from the same bunch who successfully piloted no less than fifteen computer systems from infancy through to rubbish dump without actually getting any work done by them, from the same people who sent ten thousand new passports by courier, and then were dismayed to discover they were all stolen!

    Yep, that bunch!

  2. JeffS says:

    All your incomes belong to us.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, they’ve had a good bit of experience over there with y’all’s data, haven’t they Mike?

    Gosh, I’d feel comfortable with their expertise.

  4. ricki says:

    Shut up! Don’t let Congress get word of this; they’d LOVE this idea.

    The people who praise NHS will probably also praise this.

  5. WunderKraut says:

    What could go wrong?

  6. major dad says:


  7. JeffS says:

    Indeed, major dad. The UK is sliding in fascism. At warp speed.

    For their own good, of course.

  8. Ave says:

    Fellow Americans, count your blessings! Here in der Schweiz each annual tax return is reviewed/audited by a government assessor. This takes 1-2 years. If you’ve overpaid the gov’t returns the funds with about 1% interest upon finalizing their review. If you’ve overpaid you may not claim a credit the following tax year because each year is treated independently. We found out the hard way after accidentally overpaying by quite a chunk during our first year. Then of course we also pay taxes to the U.S. It’s de-lovely, really.

  9. mojo says:

    Startin’ to look like that Guy Fawkes fella had the right idea, ain’t it?

  10. Just a way to hide future taxes, too. Garg…..

  11. Michael Lonie says:

    Even when the government is taking 100 percent of everybody’s income it will still run a deficit and have to borrow.

    Prince William should lead a revolution to bring liberty to Britain. They can call it the Windsor Restoration, since an absolute monarchy on the model of old Louis Quatorze would be more free and less burdensome than what they have now. for one thing, he could reinstate the Bill of Rights of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, once a part of the Constitution but now a dead letter.

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