Frank Hovis

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    Frank Hovis reacted to M S E Refugee in BLM UK   
    I wonder if there will be a campaign by BLM to shame Black sportsmen and women who turn down the chance to represent their ancestral homelands in favour of taking the money off the rich and oppressive western sports federations , it does seem hypercritical for any Black athlete who supports BLM to represent any western nation that they deem racist.

    Eddie Nketiah(right) has turned down the chance to represent Ghana in favour of England,I wonder which football federation has more cash England or Ghana?
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Libspero in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Slightly misleading though..
    If you offset the bottom 25% against things like tax credits you are probably into negative tax territory.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to The Grey Man in Ghislaine didn't kill herself   
    I spot a great queen on the throne.
    Theres also Mz Maxwell.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from Option5 in Death Of London   
    I think it's in order to differentiate him from the mass murderer and child rapist of the same name who was around at the same time.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Libspero in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Interesting..  If I hadn’t read that I would have assumed it was more like 35-55,  or a biological “middle age” if you will.
    I guess it’s the same thing as there being no “old” people anymore just “seniors”..  nobody likes to be reminded of their own mortality. 
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    Frank Hovis reacted to Sugarlips in Trump's progress   
    Jeezus, we have ourselves a new independent contender!
     
    https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/rapper-kanye-west-announces-shock-united-state-presidential-bid-ng-b881599178z
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    Frank Hovis reacted to XswampyX in Trump's progress   
    No mention of England though. 
    He's asking for his party to stand up and be counted..... Strange???
    It looks like the MSM and their awful anti-Trump poll numbers might be giving the rest of the Republicans second thoughts about standing with Trump. Rats and all that.
    Fucking wankshitpedia. 
     
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from mattydread in Death Of London   
    I think it's in order to differentiate him from the mass murderer and child rapist of the same name who was around at the same time.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to assetrichcashpoor in Leicester, twinned with <pick a shithole>   
    I thought Portugal was left off to stop 500 met officers heading out to investigate Madeline McCann’s disappearance? After the trillions wasted on covid they can’t afford this years trip. 
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from montecristo in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Yes, that is the root failure of both communism and socialism.  They see "wealth" as something existing independently of the people who create it and think that to get an equal society then all they have to do is bring in rules to distribute it equally.  They miss that as soon as you take away any reward for making an effort people will cease to make that effort and the pool of wealth that they are redistributing gets smaller and smaller until everyone starves.  Soviet Russia and contemporary Venezuela being prime examples of the application of these policies which fail to understand basic human nature.  Without reward nobody works unless they are forced to do so.
    It is as much an intellectual failure as Mugabe's seizing of white farms to give to his supporters.  The problem being that in removing the people who were running the farm it ceases to ba a valuable farm and becomes simply unproductive land.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from karelian in Leicester, twinned with <pick a shithole>   
    Maybe to just shrug and drop everything now would be to make it very obvious to even the rainbow clappers that the whole of the government action has been a catastrophic overreaction which has ruined the livelihoods of millions; if this was widely realised then the government would be annihilated at the next election for their blundering stupidity.
    See also leaving Portugal off the non-quarantine list today; this was purely done in order to pretend that the previous behaviour had some foundation in fact or "science" which has been used as its synonym.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from stokiescum in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Terrifying but true.
    Such political parties should be banned.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from GARCH in Islamification of Europe   
    Isn't this treason?
    A British person trying to kill British people because they are British.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from invalid in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    One of the earliest decsriptions I heard of archaeology was "anthropology with time depth" and that lack of the time dimension was Marx's big failure.
    Yes it was an excellent analysis of the status quo but assumed that it would continue unchanging and that all that was required was a change between the reward to capital and the reward to labour.
    Felixstowe handles 42% of the UK's commercial imports with a handful of workers because of considerable investment in technology; in Marx's time that would have been hundreds of dockers manhandling goods ashore.
    His system did not allow for change and anyone who adheres to it despite the real world evidence showing time and time again that it doesn't work, and as you say with 100m dead through trying to force a flawed system to work, is either a lunatic or as you say a terrorist and should be removed from normal human society.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from invalid in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    And the way to do that is to stop the mass immigration that floods the labour market with supply, keeping wages low, and simultaneously pushes up the demand for housing so making the price of that rise.
    If you wish people to be paid more for their work and to keep more of thier earnings by habing lower housing costs then quite simply you want less people.
    You do not push up the minimum wage.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to SpectrumFX in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    If you want to be picky the move to "needs" based rather than contribution based welfare and the resulting culture of entitlement was the turning point. However you want to describe it there's no political solution (acceptable to the voting masses) to turn our economy back into something sustainable other than outright collapse, or some technological innovation fantasy that magically fixes everything through free energy or something.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to invalid in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Slightly off topic, but related - Lets add Tax Credits into the mix and look at marginal tax rates:
    For earnings over £12.5k on PAYE.
     
    20% - basic rate income tax
    12% - employee NI
    13.8 - employer NI (lets ignore that for the moment as we are looking at marginal tax rate from the employees perspective)
    41% - Tax Credit withdrawal rate
     
    Total marginal tax rate of 73%
     
    Lets say you are on £10 an hour and get offered overtime, you will only be £2.70 better off for your hours labour.
     
     
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    Frank Hovis reacted to maynardgravy in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Guitars Shmitars. 
     

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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from GARCH in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Yes, that is the root failure of both communism and socialism.  They see "wealth" as something existing independently of the people who create it and think that to get an equal society then all they have to do is bring in rules to distribute it equally.  They miss that as soon as you take away any reward for making an effort people will cease to make that effort and the pool of wealth that they are redistributing gets smaller and smaller until everyone starves.  Soviet Russia and contemporary Venezuela being prime examples of the application of these policies which fail to understand basic human nature.  Without reward nobody works unless they are forced to do so.
    It is as much an intellectual failure as Mugabe's seizing of white farms to give to his supporters.  The problem being that in removing the people who were running the farm it ceases to ba a valuable farm and becomes simply unproductive land.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from GARCH in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    I really don't.
    My assumption is that so few people will ever take this approach that the government will not take action to prevent it.
    I have noted on here that I haven't paid income tax for over twenty years depsite working PAYE jobs and even on here, with its intelligent finance-savvy membership, nobody else has said that they have done this so there will be no crackdown upon it and the method is still allowed.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from GARCH in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    I entirely agree.
    Those of us who object to "big government"- high taxation and high public spending - on principle have a direct method of cutting it down to size: stop paying tax.
    TV tax for starters - I know that it doesn't go to the government but I regard the BBC as the Ministry of Truth hence its being given tax raisng powers.
    Then:
    VAT - buy the bare minimum new; keep it second hand.  Especially cars.
    Fuel - minimise petrol / diesel purchases.  Walk, cycle, EV maybe.
    Alcohol - homebrew.  I'm not the best homebrewer but it makes up half the beer I drink.
    Income tax - up your pension, VCTs.  Double whammy here as by doing this you retire earlier and then get out of paying NI as well.
    Investments - keep in tax free wrappers and start accuumulating some PMs in case we go down the Norway route of wealth tax.
    Inheritance - there were several tips on another thread.  Forestry investments, agricultural land (you need to farm it), or unrecorded PMs simply passd over.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from dgul in Mixed Age Relationships.   
    The phone and game companies seem to be extremely good at refunding people to be fair.
    I have never put my card details into my phone or made a payment upon it as I don't regard it as being secure; though I appreciate why people do this.
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from onlyme in Anybody fancy a pub crawl?   
    I was just about to post the same; Welsh police warning that only essential travel should be undertaken and pubs remain closed until July 14 in Wales.  It's simply a power kick for the Welsh Assembly as it is for Sturgeon.
    Cardiff fans have noted that they are playing Bristol over the bridge today and the pubs are open in Bristol.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53277876
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    Frank Hovis got a reaction from lid in The top 5% pay over half the taxes?   
    Yes, that is the root failure of both communism and socialism.  They see "wealth" as something existing independently of the people who create it and think that to get an equal society then all they have to do is bring in rules to distribute it equally.  They miss that as soon as you take away any reward for making an effort people will cease to make that effort and the pool of wealth that they are redistributing gets smaller and smaller until everyone starves.  Soviet Russia and contemporary Venezuela being prime examples of the application of these policies which fail to understand basic human nature.  Without reward nobody works unless they are forced to do so.
    It is as much an intellectual failure as Mugabe's seizing of white farms to give to his supporters.  The problem being that in removing the people who were running the farm it ceases to ba a valuable farm and becomes simply unproductive land.
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    Frank Hovis reacted to sarahbell in Anybody fancy a pub crawl?   
    They bloody won't. They'll have got rid of that the first weekend after lockdown.