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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It’s Over: Mr Dunne Has Done Away with the Rule of Law.

My posts this month have concerned how IRD, in a growing trend, routinely flouts the rule of law, as known in a decent, classical liberal (old style) Western society.

First this post on the harm of retrospective enforcement. By this means a government can now re-write your personal history. Think of the implications that has from what we should have learned from the twentieth century, and into our future.

Then as if by a sick providence, the IRD announced its plans the very next day to retrospectively enforce a changed view on accommodation allowances, regardless that this may have major deleterious implication for the Christchurch rebuild (mind you, Christchurch has become a full out welfare city now, with property rights, where they matter, wholly destroyed under Herr Brownlee’s compulsory acquisition).

Probably before Christmas I’ll put up an already written post about an egregious disregard of the rule of law by the Minister’s Department that is going to hurt some hundreds of hard working families. I’m thinking about that post, but in the meantime, IRD seems determined to provide a wealth of subject matter for this blog – indeed, I can’t keep up with their abuse of the power of state anymore. Again, yesterday, as adequately described by KMPG’s Taxmail, a further expansion of the tax base:

Close on the heels of its announcement on accommodation benefits last Thursday, Inland Revenue has released a draft Interpretation Statement on tax residence. The draft Statement updates Inland Revenue’s previously published view, which dates back to June 1989. Taxmail discusses some of the key changes.

The main changes to Inland Revenue’s interpretation of tax residence revolve around the on-going availability of property in New Zealand. Inland Revenue is placing greater weight on whether a dwelling is available, and lowering the hurdle to meet that requirement. As a result, many people currently overseas, who believe they are not taxable in New Zealand, may have an unfortunate surprise because of the change in approach and weight placed by Inland Revenue on property retained in New Zealand.

We, the defeated working and businesspeople of New Zealand, should probably just call it a day. It was all over some while ago, the free, decent society, from the moment the first statist dictatorian decided they could spend my money better than I can. Okay Mr Dunne, I’ve got my wallet here, my wife’s, all our bank account numbers, please just let me know where you want me to send them for ease of the Department’s access; simply send us a note in due course on the pocket money and crap government services we can expect in return. (Have you ever read, Minister, the first paragraph of my blug by-line?)

… Stop press. Stupid me.  Mrs H informs me IRD have all our bank account details, of course they do, and the banks just cough that up to you and the police routinely anyway, on any and every citizen – they don’t even need a warrant: this is the Big Brother State; no, truly. And there’s nothing in my wallet but a bit of small change, anyway, and I don’t suppose government has irresponsibly quite spent so much on itself to build the caring society, that you need to cash up Mrs H’s lippy just yet?

Yes? Jeez.

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