Thursday, 30 May 2013

Confidence Trick !!!

Definition of confidence trick -
an act of cheating or tricking someone by gaining their trust and persuading them to believe something that is not true:

Between 1920 and 1936 the vehicle licence was officially known as the Road Fund Licence. The Road Fund was a British Government fund designated to pay for the building and maintenance of the United Kingdom road network. A term which is still in colloquial use today. This excise duty was ring-fenced for road construction and was paid directly into a special Road Fund from 1920 until 1937 after which it was treated as general taxation.
This generated large amounts of money that successive governments have used for projects other than road maintenance.
As people became aware that the money was not being used solely for road maintenance, the official name started to change, and today it is known simply as Car vehicle tax.

This con was compounded by an even bigger one, with the introduction of another tax.
Manufacturers pay tax on the products they manufacture, they pay taxes for their workers and materials. The general population is taxed on their income. Yet when they purchase something a further tax is applied – VAT, or value added tax. Now where is the added value for the average tax payer?
How did governments manage to get away with this tax in the first place, when so much tax had already been paid, prior to purchase.

We are now being faced by another con- Global Warming!
Australian scientists have narrowed the predicted range of global warming through groundbreaking new research.

Dr Roger Bodman from Victoria University and Professors David Karoly and Peter Rayner from the University of Melbourne have generated what they say are more reliable projections of global warming estimates at 2100. and are asking - Have we dramatically overestimated the effects of global warming"?
New research claims 6C rise is 'unlikely'. We all know that our weather forecasters can’t forecast the weather on a daily basis. Yet scientists are trying to tell us what the weather is going to do in a hundred years time.

The UK is embarking on a tax regime to counteract global warming, that for many people is swingeing.
Now I ask you to get out your old school atlas and find the UK, (for our American friends, who have difficulty finding anything outside of the US) it is the little island just north west of Europe.
On this little island, the green activists are clamouring for the installation thousands of wind farms. Their argument is it is to save the planet, and they are content to blight our countryside.

Our green taxes are rising higher than our wage rises, and yet countries like China and India are pumping toxins into the atmosphere without check.
Green taxes could be the next big confidence trick on the part of the Government.

We have to ask are there a group of people locked away in a darkened room, dreaming up the next government confidence trick?

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