The UK Seeks to Solve Its Budget Problems By Taking It Out of Brits' Arses (Naturally)
Sorry, that headline shouldn't read "asses", it should read "wallets" but "asses" sounds so much more ominous. (And actually now reads "arses" thanks to my astute friend Dan from CreditCards.com)
Chancellor George Osborne's 2.5% VAT rise is to help balance Britain's books, but many shoppers at Europe's biggest urban retail centre are not convinced it is a price worth paying.
The increase in VAT from 17.5% to 20% from 4 January received a mixed reaction from people at Westfield in west London.
As news of the biggest package of tax increases and spending cuts in a generation filtered down to the streets, some were incensed, others unsurprised.
Kelly Byrne, a senior sales assistant at a clothing store, said the VAT rise was unfair on ordinary people "in basic jobs, on basic wages".
As I've said all along, America, pay attention because we're generally just a few months behind.
If you live in the UK, just stop buying the shit. There has to be a way around it, the idiots always leave a big fat gaping way around it. You are offered voluntary (sales) taxes and involuntary (property/income) taxes, why feed into the voluntary when they become too much to handle? Fuck them. The involuntary are bad enough, like when they tax your unemployment check that comes from them. Can I please borrow a government mathlete or tax expert to explain that one to me?
The GZA feels me on that.