I’ve had lots of conversations with people about tax.
And I’ve found that when you try to patiently explain that those who decide whether a tax is fair is those asked to pay it, they go a bit blank. Once they get their minds around it and accept that rich people are pretty mobile and can choose to flee to more benign jurisdictions if they wish, those that can accept the reality (there are many who can’t and insist it won’t happen, even after it happens) almost always respond in exactly the same way.
Usually, with the exact same words.
And this is pretty weird – the richest 1% of taxpayers pay about 30% of the income tax in the UK, so that’s about £120bn a year.
That’s the entire NHS.
On their own.
And yet when they refuse to pay for more than the entire NHS on their own, the Lefties tell them to go abroad with their £120bn and don’t come back. It’s usually a little unclear who they imagine will pay for the NHS at that point.
“30% of the income tax take is no longer enough, fatcats – we want MOAR!”
So we know what it takes to get told to piss off out of it by Lefties – just refuse to pay for more than the entire NHS.
What about jihadi brides?
Apparently, they’re fine – you can wander over to Syria, support terrorists and terrorism, get pregnant, wave away the flies from the decaying decapitated heads in the bins, and then insist the British people owe you sympathy and a ticket home so you can have your baby in a nice clean bed paid for by the wealthy taxpayers you and your Leftie friends despise, and STILL be welcome here.
Good riddance to those who FUND the NHS.
Welcome home to those who ABUSE the NHS.
When your moral compass is that skewed, you probably need to stay quiet and have a bit of a think.