Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pyramid Scams

"A pyramid scheme (also known as "Pyramid Scam" is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, usually without any product or service being delivered."

We are encouraged to have kids so that they can pay for our retirement. They want us to pay for our parents retirement. By our parents they mean other peoples parents. Does this not sound like a pyramid scheme to you?

Here is a crazy new idea from over 200 years ago by a weird discredited communist/libertarian fascist or whatever else you want to call someone when it is time to ignore them called Thomas Paine
"Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself, in all cases, as the ages and generations which preceded it. Man has no property in man, neither has any generation a property in the generations which are to follow."

While I am on a rant about pensions the Irish Government is looking at making having a pension mandatory.

Now this smells like a chocolate cone from fecalphilliacs ice-cream company during an ecoli epidemic.
Pensions already are mandatory. Am I being told the PRSI I pay was a voluntary thing? Why was it not requested in little boxes by the cash register then? What other taxes/laws have actually been voluntary all this time without me noticing? If it is the one about the age of consent of blonde goats then happy days.
When did gambling become compulsory? Pensions really mean buying shares. Shares which are mainly owned by rich people.
"In 2003 the top 1 percent of households owned 57.5 percent of corporate wealth"
Making poor people buy shares is casinomics and it is increasing the wealth of the very wealthy. We all have to buy the shares the very wealthy own, these shares go up in price due to increased demand. The very wealthy make money.
We have had Casinomics for some time. Most of the sport in this country is paid for by the national lottery. Poor people do the lottery rich people play the sports everyone we should care about wins.

So let us avoid the hypocrisy and just introduce a poor tax. This would cover the current earners of
1. The lottery
2. enforced pensions that mainly benefit the top 1%
3. "luxury taxes" on cigarettes that mainly the poor smoke
4. Shops in poor areas are more expensive due to security costs. This means they pay more vat as well. So the government gets money out of areas being crime ridden.
5. Mortgage interest rate goes up the higher risk you are.
6. Mortgage interest relief. That is if you can afford a mortgage, poor people cannot. They can afford for their tax money to reduce the amount of interest I pay on my mortgage though. Thanks for that. While they are paying my mortgage could they also give me a few quid for a new car and maybe a yacht?

Instead of all these and many more “poor taxes” would it not just be easier and make them work in chain gangs at the side of the road a few days a week? There is no difference between making someone give 20% of their wage away to me and making them work 20% of the time for me. So instead of this poor tax just give the unkempt street urchins my address and get them to tend to my garden one day a week. It would seem a lot more efficient.

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