Back to that most fertile* of occupations, shooting Gruinaid ( https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=grauniad ) articles in a barrel. Often it’s the below the line comments which expose the real vileness of the gimmedat left mentality.
The article is standard boilerplate Gruinaid grist fore the mill, take a problem caused largely by smashing the stable family unit and the war on the middle class & generational care.
Social care desperately needs funding, and the fairest way is inheritance tax (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/29/social-care-funding-inheritance-tax-national-insurance#comments )
In short the Boomer mob (generalisation alert) who were happy to dump mum and dad in St Keros (https://www.agedcarecrisis.com/opinion/articles/342-aged-care-leaders-joke-about-kerosene-baths ) home for the slightly inconvenient are now looking at having to enter the same places and think its not fair.
The only way to correct this is to further make sure future generations pay later for what they consume now.
The article is the usual grab bag of cliches, squandering vast sums is “investment”, the NHS is a jealous god, Its not your money, equality etc.
How can we get you plebs to live in the pods, eat the bugs, get the chip and be happy if you don’t have to sell the family home to pay the taxman? (https://i0.wp.com/www.occidentaldissent.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EFGQ6YWXkAAFeQF.jpeg?fit=1024%2C928 )
Anyway all this is just preamble to the horror that is the below the line comments.
Remember this is actively moderated, so these are opinions they are comfortable with.
All property should be the property of the government on death and the family gets 10% of the sale price. Transfer of property by anyone over 50 (or less than 10 years prior to death, whichever applies) outlawed to stop intra family tax avoidance.
Because nothing has spelt out “Successful nation” quite like government confiscation of property right?
Great idea but the greedy middle class will hate it so it’s a non-starter.
Got that, denying yourself gratification, saving money, providing services people pay for and accumulating assets and cash in your life is ‘greedy”.
But unless the tax rate is 100% with a zero threshhold, they’ll still get money for nothing
Soy stained claws typed this.
The usual self-serving cobblers about “I’ve already paid tax, I shouldn’t be taxed again”. Oh boo-hoo.
Im detecting traces of life long parasite in this post.
When you die your estate becomes brand new income for your inheritors that they are receiving for the very first time and it should be taxed as such.
Never mind the income tax, gst, rates fees & dozens of other ways the government whittled at the money invested, when you die your kids should be pennyless.
ban all inheritance, it is the cause for unjust privilege and has been for centuries.
inheritance should be banned full stop… when you die, the state should reclaim all your assets sell them and redistribute the money for public services and infrastructure etc
Moles Modest Proposal: We send all the elderly to 3rd world countries where they can live like kings on the Australian/UK pension.
You know it makes sense.
*In the same sense the waste pond from a piggery is fertile