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> The Panama Papers, The Rich get so very, very much Richer
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post 4th Apr 2016, 07:34am
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Read and weep at what's going on. No surprise but no less sickening.

http://waitingfortax.com/2016/04/04/some-t...-panama-papers/

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post 4th Apr 2016, 09:42am
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As the old saying goes money goes to money!! mad.gif

The reports are saying that loads of Tories and their backers have been caught up in these papers. Its disgraceful to think that these are the same scum who are taking the money from the poorest people in society while the richest are making sure they get richer and richer.
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post 4th Apr 2016, 10:49am
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It sure is Scotsman not to mention that those parasites are the same people who create a situation where millions of poor souls are wandering this earth from pillar to post.
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post 4th Apr 2016, 10:57am
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I would do the same as these people,if I had the money, call it greed if you like,as far as I have read it is not illegal (Could be wrong), 99.9% on this planet wants to make money,it is only a moral thing
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post 4th Apr 2016, 11:41am
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How many would do the same flam, probably quite a lot. No One likes opening their pay packet and seeing the government taking a hefty chunk of it before you even see it, imagine how worse you'd feel if that figure was hundreds of thousands. There's nothing illegal or wrong about working within the tax rules and millions of us do it all the time.


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post 4th Apr 2016, 01:59pm
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I guess someone is making money from these recent " Off Shore " banking revelation's but after the hue and cry has become non news , the bank and it's customers will go on with their banking as usual .


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post 4th Apr 2016, 03:34pm
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Global corruption on such a scale and it doesn't seem to bother anybody. laugh.gif No wonder they get away with it. laugh.gif
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post 4th Apr 2016, 03:54pm
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Melody , it is our own governments who are to blame for this situation . ,nothing being done by them in making it more difficult for those huge corporations, billionaires , millionaires , drug dealers , you name it to move their profits and ill gotten monetary gains out of their countries, so , until something is done this racket will go on forever . yes.gif


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post 4th Apr 2016, 04:11pm
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Indeed Angel I am well aware of that. They are all guilty of corruption but it would appear that the general feeling in this topic so far has been that of oh well just the way it is.
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post 4th Apr 2016, 04:30pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 4th Apr 2016, 06:02pm) *
Melody , it is our own governments who are to blame for this situation . ,nothing being done by them in making it more difficult for those huge corporations, billionaires , millionaires , drug dealers , you name it to move their profits and ill gotten monetary gains out of their countries, so , until something is done this racket will go on forever . yes.gif


The number 1 on the list from this neck of the woods is the nephew of the SA State President. Their ill gotten gains come from a corrupt deal set up to skim the oil profits from the Congo. When both countries state presidents are up to the proverbial you know what in corruption. There is not much that can be done.

If only they would transfer the funds through a US bank.
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post 4th Apr 2016, 04:32pm
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QUOTE (Melody @ 4th Apr 2016, 04:19pm) *
Indeed Angel I am well aware of that. They are all guilty of corruption but it would appear that the general feeling in this topic so far has been that of oh well just the way it is.


unfortunately that is the case , and not unless a solution appears nothing will change . It's much easier for governments to get the taxes from the working public , that costs less money , I suppose " which keeps our taxes down . unsure.gif sad.gif


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post 4th Apr 2016, 04:53pm
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These people have the cheek to go on about welfare and benefits being too high laugh.gif when folk in the uk are on their knees and may heaven help you if you have a disability or are homeless . While these tax dodgers behave like pigs in a trough.
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post 4th Apr 2016, 06:49pm
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The Ultra rich rule this planet Melody and not one law gets past no matter what political party is in power and also that law must be to their advantage . So how do the people solve that problem .

I for one don't have a clue . unsure.gif


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post 4th Apr 2016, 09:17pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 4th Apr 2016, 06:57pm) *
The Ultra rich rule this planet Melody and not one law gets past no matter what political party is in power and also that law must be to their advantage . So how do the people solve that problem .

I for one don't have a clue . unsure.gif


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post 4th Apr 2016, 09:45pm
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I think that there is – and there always has been – a sizeable elite in our society who are so crazily and selfishly greedy that their sole goal in life is to get as much money for themselves that they do not care about the consequences ... illegal, immoral or anything.

To me, nothing exemplifies this more than the example I read very recently from a great book, The Battle of the Atlantic: How the Allies Won the War, written by Jonathan Dimbleby.

In that battle, the longest and most important of the whole second world war, two paragraphs (among many) stand out to me. These paragraphs show in the goriest detail that we were not 'all in it together' even in WW2. On the one side, we had the powerful group of shipowners and speculators who exhibited such abhorrent and reckless conduct with their ships (bordering on the frequent mass murder of their employees) that many merchant vessels were sunk that could have been saved. The reason for this is that the shipowners profited exorbitantly from insurance payouts if their ships went down.

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On the other side, we had the poor merchant sailors who sailed and often went down with the vessels (36,000 allied merchant seamen died during the battle plus the same number of Royal Navy personnel). For those proud men there was hardship beyond belief in conditions that were amongst the worth on earth. And if these brave – but poor – souls managed to somehow survive the sinking of a merchant ship, they got a measly 30 (and utter contempt) to cover their lost worldly possessions.

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So, really, nothing changes from generation to generation: a rich, pathetic, greedy, selfish elite who will do anything for more money ... and ordinary, decent, brave, honourable people who – when things go as wrong as they could possibly go – put their lives on the line for a pittance.

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