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Leftist Levy Won’t Break

Normaali

Viikko 24


 

Date: Apr 4th, 2013
Motion
: THW have dividends doled out of private and holding companies taxfree for the duration of one year 
Role: Rep. (opp.)


The Cause and Effect of Taxation

The government wants to give tax breaks to those who want quick cash as capital income from their holding companies and family-operated LLCs.

We have to remember that in this situation…. our duties are…. (pun intended)…. varied and multiple. We have to take care of our young, handicapped, retarded and old, while oiling at the same time the machine that takes care of these people and their needs.

Giving cheap money on the cheap to money-grabbers won’t help the system or the machine. No amount of tax-exempt money will benefit the needy, because they don’t — generally speaking — supply goods or services to the very rich. What a tax reform would amount to would be a pay-day for the piggy-bank-hoarding giga-rich and other well-off people.

Why is this so? It is like this, because at the present money is being shovelled onto and past the sidelines beyond taxation and consumption. This money, if it isn’t taxed at the source or en route of transfer, won’t be taxed in consumption either, because it is not consumed but stashed. None of this money will benefit anyone, save for the marginal banking fees some tiny-nation island banks collect, in return for stashing this money away.

Mechanization and globalization take care of two things:
a) Unemployment will rise and b) Those who are well off will do nothing to solve that problem. It is up to those who have fiscal or financial money to solve dilemmas that bear on employment. Fiscal money is money with a Conscience. Cheap dividends, to the contrary, mainly benefit the private purses or briefcases of individuals; and in some cases, institutions, when they act as stakeholders. That is money without a conscience.

Triple Glazing
What taxation in this country is alike is triple glazing. Namely, money is taxed a) when it being created, b) when it is being transferred and c) when it is being spent. Thanks to this triple-pane window principle, we have our Nordic socially oriented Welfare system that we would like to keep and maintain. What the Government tries to do is make the glazing thinner for those, who own property, shares, stock and the like (capital income) — but the problem is that a window is and should be — transparent. We don’t need dim, dirty, obscure windows. We need standard translucent windows as taxpayers and recipients and beneficiaries of the thankful effects of fiscal money. Even rich people benefit from tax money; they just don’t want to encourage others’ acknowledging that, as they want to make it understood that they are self-made and that they made their own Fortunes (in two senses of the word; ¹ fate and ² lucre), while in fact it was their family who made that fortune decades or centuries ago, with the help of a slew of other families.

Tax cuts to the mega-rich? No thanks. Medium taxation for everyone, or high taxation for everyone. That’s how fair, transparent money systems of merit and credit are built.


Arvio: Puhe tuntuu aluksi vähän lyhyeltä verrattuna joihinkin aikaisempiin puheisiini, mutta sen edetessä lauserytmi on niin ytimekästä, että täytelauseiden värkkääminen eteen tai taakse tuntuisi keinotekoiselta ja väkinäiseltä. Olkoon puhe siis tällainen, joka tiivistää vasemmistolaisen talouspolitiikan perushengen. Ainakin mielipide tulee selväksi.

A New Liberal Party

Normaali

Viikko 3


 

Motion: THW establish a new party to drive liberal values onward
Role: PM (govt.)


I want to talk about a concept of importance, so-called ”entropy”. Its basic meaning is ’disorder’, ’confusion-proneness’ or ’anarchy’. What this means in practice is that all things try to revert back to their natural or past state if they go untended and unmaintained. When the power plant in Chernobyl was abandoned after 1986, it did not take a long time before Nature and animals had reclaimed the area. Today radioactivity in the area is no longer life-threatening, but the place has not been reclaimed by human life. Entropy has taken over, so that former concrete buildings are now pushing grass and act as nests for birds and bats.

Entropy is the natural enemy of order. I’ve come to the conclusion that it has to be fought consciously. Otherwise it will affect things adversely. An image of entropy is the home of a hoarder. At first the hoarder’s home is a picture of cleanliness, neatness and tidiness, especially if bought first-hand from the builders and contractors. But, little by little, the home starts to look like a dump, as the owner neglects to take care of the basic tidying. Soon, the habit of letting clutter pile up in the house will worsen the situation. Corridors of trash will form in the house. The owner starts avoiding certain parts of the home/house. If something breaks down, it will be hard to fix, as problems (of access) multiply. The infrastructure may break down completely, forcing the owner to sleep someplace else, or in one of the rooms, the one that functions like a normal room. It goes without saying that the owner will have stopped showing his or her digs to anyone else than perhaps homeless people or drug addicts and alcoholics.

For this reason, I would urge everyone to take entropy into account in everything you do. The ground rules are the following:
1) If you do nothing, you are on a downward spiral. Entropy will eventually turn your house into a dump where you can’t find the bill you can’t afford to pay.
2) If you want to keep the balance right, make corrective moves toward order every day. They counteract entropy nicely. But
3) If you want to find a new road to prosperity, you will have to vastly override the tendencies of entropy by your corrective moves. You may have to make 8 corrective moves a day to counter the 3 forces of entropy that affect your life every day. You wouldn’t just notice it…

When applied to social life and society and politics, battling entropy means that we should fight for a civil society and services, amendments and earmarked money every week. Otherwise they, too, will be on a downward spiral  until the day they die. For this reason, we should really listen to the liberal voices in our society rather than conservative voices, for the latter act as agents of entropy. You should think about that. Thank you.


Puheen kesto: 3 min 28 sek
Arvio: * * * ½. Tämä alkaa arvoituksellisesti ja kuulija varmasti on ymmällään pitkän aikaa. Huipennus tulee vasta lopussa (jonkun mielestä aasinsillan kautta). Tämä voi kuitenkin olla hyvä tapa pitää kuulijan mielenkiinto yllä koko puheen ajan.