(Original post by Waldorf67)
Ignoring your pathetic comment about VAT (of which I almost certainly know a hell of a lot more about than you) please provide evidence into the rights an individual has, to know exactly where their tax contribution has been used?
Because I’m sorry, you can try phoning up HMRC and demanding to trace your payment, but you’ll only be laughed in the face. You do not have a “right” to know, actually. You have a right to have a say through deomcractic processes (in theory) but that is different.
And secondly the OP’s prioritises are ****ed because what proportion of their tax payments would actually have gone to this individual’s operation? Or even towards any
prisoners gender-realignment surgery? It’s laughable to make it so personal about your own “tax money”. It’s also laughable because the figures involved amass to such small sums compared to so many other concerns.
I mean even if you did just look at the NHS, the strain the likes of obesity and poor diet places far exceeds the cost of a small number of gender-reassignment surgeries.
Are you or the OP smokers, drinkers, overweight?
Hahaha It's funny how you call something pathetic just because it proves what an idiot you are. VAT is a tax, everyone pays it - it completely voids your comments on how OP doesn't pay tax! Why do you presume you know more about VAT than me? Because I'd like to remind you that it was me who reminded you about it even existing.
No, you re right, you can't call out HMRC and trace your particular payments, but that is clearly the extreme of what I was talking about. People have a right to know how taxes are being spent, hence why you see so many freedom of information acts regarding how taxation is spent - as a general collective. When people refer to 'our' or 'their' tax payers money, it is referring to the British public tax-payers money as well as theres, and the idea is that government should be spending the money they have on things that actually matter.
No, I am not a smoker or overweight, and I have never used the NHS because of a issue revolving around drinking. Looks like you lost most of your ammo there! And who says I even support NHS treatment for drinking, smoking and obesity related problems? You seem to be making a lot of assumptions because your argument, to be honest, lacks any actual punch.
Even if it is 0.0000000001% of OP's tax money that is spent on it, they should still be allowed to have an opinion on how it is spent. And on top of that, the voting of a party that will spend the money, in your eyes, best is not a 'different' argument. It is a perfectly valid way to assert your opinion on tax usage, and every free citizen should (and does) have a opportunity to say.