Tuesday, 7 September 2010

What Plato said....

Went for my usual pootle round the blogs this morning, and found the latest proposed outrage against liberty from the HMRC. Give your pay to the taxman first? I think someone in HMRC is in dire need of a straitjacket and a nice quiet room. It's an insane proposal.

Having had dealings with the Byzantine and glacial workings of HMRC when I lived in the UK, I must say there is so much to go wrong with this idea that it doesn't bear thinking about. My other thought is shared by a more ancient philosopher who had this to say;
Tyranny is not a matter of minor theft and violence, but of wholsale plunder, sacred and profane, private or public.
Plato's Republic

Glad I don't live there any more.

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