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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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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dunne’s Multinational Tax Crackdown: The Assault on Privacy and Prosperity.

In the global war being waged by Western Police States on private enterprise and your freedom, New Zealand’s Minister of Taking and Privacy Desecration has wed his knuckle-busters to those of Opposition Revenue Spokesperson David Clark, and announced a war against the consumer via a crackdown on multinationals operating here who are not paying that mythical amount of tax politicians call ‘fair’; the definition of which not one of them can give me – Messrs Dunne and Clark, another chance here: what is a fair amount of tax please?)

In this single stroke, Mr Dunne, and from 2014, Mr Clark, by ensuring these multinationals pay more tax are going to:

First, force up the cost of books, technology, music, and all manner of goods and services that make your life better, while, with the ruthless Orwellian boot of statism kicking the head of entrepreneurship forever, slowing the pace of innovation these firms risk their capital for, to the detriment of all of us – and for some of us the technologies involved may mean the difference between life and death. As I have said before:

“ … income tax is a cost: when you advocate a boycott on firms not paying what ‘you’ think is enough tax - and we know for you there will never be enough tax - then what you’re telling consumers to do is boycott firms until they increase their costs, and so, necessarily the prices they charge for their goods and services sold to consumers. You’re asking consumers to protest against not being charged more for what they buy from private companies, and thus you’re advocating a harsher life for low income earners on strict budgets, not a better one.”

Second, in the case of New Zealand, both these men by selfishly pursuing such policies ensuring our Statedom is kept in the funds – in a former, honest age, called booty - to keep financing the wet dreams of politicians, will miss an immense opportunity to attract foreign investment that could benefit all Kiwis, not just those suckled to the succubus of the Fortress of Legislation. Mr Dunne is on record:

“The issue of large multinationals shifting their profits to countries in order to gain the most favourable tax result is of huge importance to OECD member states who are concerned about how this practice can distort and erode their respective tax bases, ..."

Why not reduce, Mr Dunne, our tax rates to the lowest in the OECD so that these multinationals want to shift their profits here? New Zealand is at the bottom of the world, with higher freight costs to our markets than our competitors, and this is an opportunity for the brave to get a march on them by boosting the necessary foreign investment we need to be a prosperous nation. All this talk of attacking tax havens, let's become one, and a lifeboat to those firms bailing out of the big taxing, collapsing regimes of Europe and the US.

And finally, most harmful of all, Mr Dunne is again letting loose the dogs of war in the relentless onslaught by Big Brother State on your privacy and right to be goddamn left alone. An attack on the privacy of these corporates cannot be contained to them in either principle, or in practice. Mr Dunne admits this:

Any measures would involve trading off transparency versus privacy and Mr Dunne hinted taxpayer privacy is likely to come out second best in that trade-off.

Disgusting. The Minister has again forgotten whom he works for. 

 And have no doubt given the size of these firms, the coercive, intrusive, privacy busting laws that will be employed by the bloated bureaucracies of the West, are going to be shock and awe, and the victim on the receiving end is not just these corporates; it’s you. Sadly, Mr Dunne is no student of economics, or history, for economics shows us free markets are what have delivered the West the highest standard of living mankind has ever seen, and history has shown us the type of society that evolves and slithers out from planned economies that necessitate planned lives enslaved to a voracious hubris of tax debt: it’s the society where the bureaucrats get to spy on the lives of others; and where your freedom and pursuit of happiness, your aspirations, dreams and goals, are sacrificed to the lives of others. It’s the society where individual-you has been expunged. Mr Dunne is a member of that Arrogance of Altruists creating the frightening society director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck brought back to us from recent history in his movie The Lives of Others:

And why are we doing this?

To build a violent world of dependency that produces the likes of the ungrateful young man in this post, to whom Mr Dunne daily enslaves you via the tax take.

If the Founding Fathers could see how free men are bound, again, by our immoral masters, there would be a Western Spring.

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