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    Default Plans for EU tax, proposals expected tomorrow

    If the EU really wants to be kind to the taxpayer it might do better to find ways of spending less money.
    Amen to that!

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    I used to love reading the Economist. I had it delivered to my door for a few years and then I went off it because of its Anti-Euro / Pro-Anglo philosophy but now I'm friends with it again.

    There are few publications who regularly mention, challange, discuss, shout about, rant over or just plain talk about the european union like the Economist.

    The day the Economist stops talking about the EU is the day I get worried.

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    Yawn, more europhobic whinging from the usual British sources ...

    The European Commission is examining options for reforming budget-setting in the EU, including options for transfering a proportion, or even all, of EU budget funding, from direct member state transfers to pan-European revenue-raising. One of the options, promoted in particular by the Party of European Socialists, is a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) which would raise almost €200 billion per annum alone.

    Given that the 2010 EU budget is a little over €140bn, just implementing an FTT would cover the EU budget and create a fund which would be used for employment and training support as well as investment in the transition to a green economy, the key driver for future ecnomic growth and job creation.

    But hey, simplistic EU-bashing is so much more fun, isn't it?

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    I would sooner read the Beano to enlighten myself about the social science that deals with the scarcity of resources.
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    50% of it is owned by the Rothschilds by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by setanta View Post
    Yawn, more europhobic whinging from the usual British sources ...

    The European Commission is examining options for reforming budget-setting in the EU, including options for transfering a proportion, or even all, of EU budget funding, from direct member state transfers to pan-European revenue-raising. One of the options, promoted in particular by the Party of European Socialists, is a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) which would raise almost €200 billion per annum alone.

    Given that the 2010 EU budget is a little over €140bn, just implementing an FTT would cover the EU budget and create a fund which would be used for employment and training support as well as investment in the transition to a green economy, the key driver for future ecnomic growth and job creation.

    But hey, simplistic EU-bashing is so much more fun, isn't it?


    Well exposing the utter guff that was spouted by pro EU posters and campaigners that ridiculed anyone who suggested that Lisbon might lead to EU tax raising powers

    but one example
    Libertas is simply wrong about Lisbon Treaty and Tax - Chartered Accountants Ireland - Chartered Accountants Ireland
    Yes for recovery .... where?
    Yes for Jobs...... where ?
    Itr wont lead to EU tax raising .... oh yes it will

    The Yes to Lisbon campaigners should hang their head in shame for the amount of lies they told

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    Include in that the lie that it would increase efficiency in decision making and then look at the sheer hames and length of time it took them to agree to the Greek bailout and the sheer damage and upheaval caused as the EU monkeys fell at every single hurdle.

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    Shouldnt the EU be more of an alliance,or general understanding,and be more automated? Why does there need to be so much expenses. You could probably run the EU,with a supercomputer,and some IT guys.

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    Maybe the best way for the European Commission to save the taxpayer money(chortle) is for it to abolish itself.
    We have got as much as we are going to get out of Europe; it is, now, time to leave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by setanta View Post
    Yawn, more europhobic whinging from the usual British sources ...

    The European Commission is examining options for reforming budget-setting in the EU, including options for transfering a proportion, or even all, of EU budget funding, from direct member state transfers to pan-European revenue-raising. One of the options, promoted in particular by the Party of European Socialists, is a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) which would raise almost €200 billion per annum alone.

    Given that the 2010 EU budget is a little over €140bn, just implementing an FTT would cover the EU budget and create a fund which would be used for employment and training support as well as investment in the transition to a green economy, the key driver for future ecnomic growth and job creation.

    But hey, simplistic EU-bashing is so much more fun, isn't it?
    So we're getting taxes then?
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