Should the government take 10% off any savings over 50,000 pounds?

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(Original post by TrotskyiteRebel)
Millions of people found themselves in a situation where they have no idea how to pay their rent or where their next mean meal is coming from. I think people can postpone buying a house or a car for the time being. We are responsible for one another, at least to some extent.
God protects people from persons like you!
You are definetely a communist.
Some people have money because they saved for some reasons, others dont have because they are neglijent or less lucky. This doesnt mean they have to share each other. Shut up, man!
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How is this not a troll though.. (or is it?)
No.
OP is a genuine trotskyist revolutionary, strictly no trolling.
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God prevents people from persons like you!
You are definetely a communist.
Some people have money because they saved for some reasons, others dont have because they are neglijent or less lucky. This doesnt mean they have to share each other. Shut up, man!
Do you mean protects? :confused:
Instead of prevents.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
No.
OP is a genuine trotskyist revolutionary, strictly no trolling.
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That is a stupid idea.

It's embarrassing that millions of years of evolution can lead to someone creating calculus and experimenting with gravity and someone like you that thinks we should steal everyone's money.
What a failure of our species you are.
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(Original post by londonmyst)
Do you mean protects? :confused:
Instead of prevents.
Sure, thank you! I was furious because such stupid ideas.
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a far more sensible idea is to raise the price of ciggie's to £1 each. the NHS will not waste resources on smoking diseases, and the government will still receive plenty of money.
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(Original post by TrotskyiteRebel)
I think there are many practical solutions to help with the crisis we are facing at the moment. People are losing their jobs and many are struggling with some of their most basic needs to be met. I think it is now time for some more radical measures. People who are very well off NEED to share some of the burdens that the nation is facing. A 10% levy on savings over 30-50k seems like a reasonable step to take.
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(Original post by Pyrothe9th)
My mum and I have been saving for the last 12+ years skipping meals and buying the cheapest things possible to be in a better position in the future just to later hear that a self-entitled communist leech is going to take my money. Here is an idea, do your own saving through your own means rather than taking money from people whos been a bit more sensible with money, to say the least. Just keep your hands away from my money bruh.
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(Original post by TrotskyiteRebel)
nah this isn't about communism. To me, you guys are only good for the guillotine and I make no secret of that. However, what is important atm is to think of fast and effective ways to get through this crisis. Then we'll see about the rest
Redistribution of wealth but says it isn’t anything to do with communism 👀

We will get through all of this by simply borrowing a crap load of money on the bond markets
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a far more sensible idea is to raise the price of ciggie's to £1 each. the NHS will not waste resources on smoking diseases, and the government will still receive plenty of money.
The government collects way more in tax of cigarettes than it costs to treat smokers
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Why does every generation need it explaining to them that communism doesn’t work?
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Savings may be for various reasons and if you imposed this, I suspect people would transfer savings into other family members' names.
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No, that is quite literally the definition of theft.
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Having savings of 50,000 does not make you very well off. I have more than that and I can tell you that thatmoney would suddenly be spent if the government decreed that it was going to take 10% of it.
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It'd have to institute capital controls beforehand to do that btw.
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It'd have to institute capital controls beforehand to do that btw.
The most amusing part of that being that anyone with a substantial amount of money ($50k not being overly substantial but still) would likely to be able to easily circumvent both this theft and any capital controls. Ergo it would be a spectacular case of the government shooting themselves in the foot - and pissing off a substantial part of the population.
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(Original post by TrotskyiteRebel)
nah this isn't about communism. To me, you guys are only good for the guillotine and I make no secret of that. However, what is important atm is to think of fast and effective ways to get through this crisis. Then we'll see about the rest
By plundering and killing? Stalin, its nice to see you're back.
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Redistribution of wealth but says it isn’t anything to do with communism 👀

We will get through all of this by simply borrowing a crap load of money on the bond markets
Go and read Friendman and you'll see how much emphasis he places on wealth redistribution. It's an inherent part of any society and we're doing right now, without it total anarchy would follow. So wealth distribution isn't something only to do with communism.
As I said, as a communist I was you guillotined. I want to live in a society where wage disparity doesn't exist and people have total control over the industry. So major structural change. But in this thread, i wasn't asking for any major structural change, just some emergency measures to procure enough resources to deal with a natural crisis. Some of people's most basic human rights and needs are in jeopardy and we need to do what we can right this moment.
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(Original post by acelenny)
Having savings of 50,000 does not make you very well off. I have more than that and I can tell you that thatmoney would suddenly be spent if the government decreed that it was going to take 10% of it.
I may be wrong about this, but I thought people who have 50k+ in saving usually have an income well above 50k. Why would anyone just keep 50k cash? They are more likely to invest that in a house, but a car, stocks, etc.
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