Seriously, UK.. come on!

Freddy G

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but hey GB has "free" healthcare :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
yeah...we know about "free" health care here too...nothing's free.
I live near the US border and a good friend was diagnosed with cancer.
He did not queu up in the waiting line for his "free" treatment but instead took his money out of the bank and got treated in Buffalo, NY. No waiting line, and he beat the cancer.
 

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I don't see the problem? You've earned the dough, you pay your dues? Isn't that how it should work?:shock::hmm:
 

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I don't see the problem? You've earned the dough, you pay your dues? Isn't that how it should work?:shock::hmm:
I think it's the notion that it actually would be deposited into a government controlled account before going to the employee. And if you don't get paid what you think you should, you get to deal with the efficient government ministries to sort it out! If your tax ministries work like ours, that is not a comforting prospect - to have them be between you and your check.

Once the Army messed my pay up. People around me told me to never give them your only copy of anything. Ever. (I did). And my company commander said, "Do this for your grandchildren." :laugh2: He was right. They took copy after copy of my documents and finally I had no more and never got paid.

The IRS and state treasury here are also highly mechanical, slow like glaciers, and you just don't know what the hell will happen. You can't move them along. I'd be terrified to think my check had to go to a government clearinghouse before I got it, due to "customer service" in the event of a hiccup. Not to mention it's yet more government control....

I actually went and read the ministry's report. I can see why they'd like it and the intentions are good. On their behalf, I would note that it would not, apparently, be compulsory for employers.
 

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Oh god. Taxes guns and free healthcare are all in this thread within a couple of posts.


Look, I brought religion into it as well. :shock: This thread is now doomed.
 

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Oh god. Taxes guns and free healthcare are all in this thread within a couple of posts.


Look, I brought religion into it as well. :shock: This thread is now doomed.
Don't mention anything about relics, or it's doomed for certain.
 

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Anyone good at sums?
Gov takes all your money one day and gives you your pay after deductions the next day. So the interest on maybe £125bn for one day is?
And that is what this is about. Never mind that it will cost a fortune. It pays and relieves government cashflow.
Poor fekkers. So glad I got out.
 

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Players who opt to have a pickguard on are MORE talented than those who do not use a pickguard.
 

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Hairy fannies...........nothing whatsoever to do with the OP, but i just thought i'd add it for good measure....:naughty:
 

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I work for a division of the largest payroll company in the US. We make interest on $12 billion dollars in other people's money every day. It's called the "float" and it's a huge cash cow.
 

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Put your faith in the Government, they ALWAYS know what's best for us, they will ALWAYS do what's best for us, they are much more capable of deciding how to spend our money than we are. The answer to all problems is MORE government. Socialism is AWESOME.
 

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I don't see the problem? You've earned the dough, you pay your dues? Isn't that how it should work?:shock::hmm:
Precisely.

It won't happen, what the OP mentioned, anyway. It will cost too much. It was a discussion paper that's all, It hasn't even made the news here, probably because it's a plain non-starter
In the current Conservative/LibPuppet times they won't spend the money for such a change, not in the foreseeable future.
 

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Hey! think the time is right for a palace revolution
But where I live the game to play is compromise solution
Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n roll band
Cause in sleepy london town
There is no place for street fighting man
No
 

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The problem is it's YOUR money that YOU earned. They're acting as if you work only to pay them and they distribute the rest to you.

/same shit they're trying here
 

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The problem is it's YOUR money that YOU earned. They're acting as if you work only to pay them and they distribute the rest to you.

/same shit they're trying here
We don't see the money withheld anyway. I guess it would be a matter of who actually withholds taxes etc? It won't make a difference in anyone's paycheck.

I can't see it happening myself. As Drude pointed out, that discussion paper for ideas was issued in July, not made much news in UK about it.

One thing about having to file your own taxes here in the US, you need a large manual to understand it.
 


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