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Wed May 14, 2014, 02:52 PM

 

Richest Woman in England Admits: Welfare Made Her a Billionaire! Also: Other Billionaires pay no tax

Among the 54 billionaires resident in 2006 (the most up-to-date figures) a total of 14.7m was paid in tax. Mr Dyson alone paid 9m of that. In 2010, Dyson's company paid 88 per cent of its total tax bill in Britain, giving the Exchequer 50m.

Rowling has eloquently described why she feels compelled to pay her full taxes as a UK resident. "I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons," she said.

"The main one was that I wanted my children to grow up where I grew up, to have proper roots in a culture as old and magnificent as Britain's; to be citizens, with everything that implies, of a real country, not free-floating expats, living in the limbo of some tax haven and associating only with the children of similarly greedy tax exiles.

"A second reason was that I am indebted to the welfare state... When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major, was there to break the fall."


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-billionaires-who-do-pay-their-bills-including-james-dyson-and-jk-rowling-7873607.html#

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Reply Richest Woman in England Admits: Welfare Made Her a Billionaire! Also: Other Billionaires pay no tax (Original post)
grahamhgreen May 2014 OP
DonCoquixote May 2014 #1
Gormy Cuss May 2014 #2
grahamhgreen May 2014 #12
warrior1 May 2014 #3
LeftishBrit May 2014 #4
Nye Bevan May 2014 #5
sulphurdunn May 2014 #6
grahamhgreen May 2014 #7
Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #8
dbackjon May 2014 #9
Ilsa May 2014 #10
AngryAmish May 2014 #11
FSogol May 2014 #13

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 03:46 PM

1. This lady is much more representative of English nobilty

Than Elizabeth or Diana ever could be.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 03:53 PM

2. I'm not a billionaire but I feel the same way about paying taxes.

I don't begrudge the taxes taken out of my earnings to pay for the social safety net. If anything, I wish that more tax money went in that direction.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #2)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:40 AM

12. I consider it an investment in our most valuable resource - our people:)

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 03:58 PM

3. Bless their hearts

I sincerely mean that.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:07 PM

4. k&r

Often people, who are fortunate enough to move from 'rags to riches', think that it's entirely due to their own merit and hard work, and if other people don't also get rich, it's their own fault. Good for Rowling for not pulling up the ladder under her!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:10 PM

5. And AFAIK, unlike Take That, she has not participated in dubious tax avoidance schemes (nt)

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:10 PM

6. Taxes are the price

 

civilized people to pay to stand on the porch rather than hide behind the door.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #6)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:25 PM

7. Nice catch phrase!

 

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #6)

Wed May 14, 2014, 04:36 PM

8. I expect a case of the rich murdering one of their own for being a traitor to their class.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 05:18 PM

9. Another reason to love Rowling

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 06:18 PM

10. Another reason to buy her next novel

To be published this summer under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith about the detective Cormoran Strike.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 06:21 PM

11. That turd-handling Queen is richer

 

And people fall over themselves to worship her.

At least Rowling has done something with her life.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #11)

Thu May 15, 2014, 10:42 AM

13. and unlike Rowling, is still on welfare.

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