a windfall tax has been proposed for the energy companies that are taking record profits during this period. many other european nations have imposed a windfall tax on the same energy companies. https://www.ft.com/content/c936d529-422 … 4251ed1297
EU targets €140bn from windfall taxes on energy companies
just 'so tricky to devise'!
but, yes, let's impose a 'windfall tax' on the humble UK taxpayer. we already did that for the sake of the energy companies: it's called a subsidy. we've paid tens of billions of 'citizen windfall tax' to the very same private companies.https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-c … 64222.html
UK has given oil and gas industry £13.6bn in subsidies since Paris Agreement, say campaigners
is that not my tax money helping to prop up highly profitable companies which post record dividends to their shareholders and endless bonuses their CEOs? also, what? i'm doing 'better than i have been'? my annual salary is the lowest it has been since i was in my early 20s. i'm living and travelling light. my decent hourly rate has been negotiated as a part of my experience/expertise; i'm using it to work less, not stack notes.
we've been here before. your concept of 'capitalism' seems to involve oligopolies, which you are invested in personally, reaping endless rewards with all risk eliminated by the state as a subsidy-stabilising handmaiden. so it's okay for them to take subsidies and enjoy cuts in their tax bills when they need it:- but when the consumer sector is in chaos and the market price mechanism is utterly broken, nothing can be done about it, eh?
you are thick as mince, dilbert.
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