They come, they go and disappear and get wasted. Some do nicely out of them. Others do very nicely. In some government departments the level of idleness is gross enough to be considered as systematic fraud. Then of course there are those lucky business men who come in for the gold plated contracts. How do they get them? A wink is as good as nod to a blind apparatchik but a lot of very senior officers from the Army and the RAF who sign contracts spend the last eighteen months of their careers meeting senior men from equipment suppliers. That got to the point where rules were made. It was not just the armed forces by any manner of means. Blair chose to loosen up the rules thereby making fraud easier.

To understand the rationale of progressive taxation, the sort that gets bigger as the income get bigger see Tax Analysed

Here is what Her Majesty's Treasury chooses to admit to in the way of tax and spend - better than 500 billion coming and going.  Notice that they have nothing to say about the take from privatization. Notice that they spend more than they take in according to their numbers. That is how the National Debt gets built up. Notice too that they grab more every year - a lot more.


Source -
Where taxpayers' money comes from


Source -
Where taxpayers' money is spent


Source Her Majesty's Treasury


Source Her Majesty's Treasury


Total public spending is expected to be around 552 billion for the coming year, around 9,200 for every man, woman and child in the UK. It is set to rise to 583 billion in 2007-08 and projected to rise to 610 billion in 2008-09.
UNQUOTE - ex  Where taxpayers' money is spent

Taxation explained - a picture is worth a thousand words.


Tax is spent - a picture is worth a thousand words. Blair's little mates are laughing all the way to the bank. And if you think that he is going to walk poor you have not got the idea.


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Updated  on  Sunday, 28 December 2014 11:32:07