—In The News— U.S. Justice Department announced that overseers of an economic development fund “1MDB” had plundered taxpayer funds in financing personal assets including: “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie, artworks by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet, high-end real estate, Las Vegas gambling debts, rented luxury yachts, and bought a $35 million private jet. … Continue reading ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Funded Using Economic Development Fund
New South Wales from July 1 2017, will ban greyhound racing, lead by Premier Mike Baird, in response to ‘mistreatment of animals’. Anyway, I very much doubt Mike Baird is a vegetarian, and therefore why should he have any concern for greyhounds in particular. With the recent lock out laws, Mike Baird just seems to … Continue reading Making Something Illegal Doesn’t Stop It: NSW Greyhound Racing
The artwork that taxpayer money has been spent on is The Floating Piers, opened to the public on 18 June and located on Italy’s Lake Iseo. See free images of the walkway here. The artwork and publicity surrounding the misuse of funds has provided the Bulgarian 81 year old artist named Christo with a wide … Continue reading Artist Accused of Wasting Tax Revenue
Documents leaked entitled ‘Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market’ from the European Commission and then published by the European Commission “[that] is now proposing the idea of using national ID cards to log in to online services, including Facebook, Twitter and even Uber.” (Best, 2016) With the recent changes in EU and the tax laws … Continue reading Digital Single Market
In the news, the British Government is out of pocket millions on its tax collection duties since February, surrounding VAT and corporation tax. The blame of late payment notices are being send to businesses, yet it was the HMRC’s fault in changing its bank details. “In February, the government department changed its International Bank Account … Continue reading EUROCRATS
That is the question that many people in the UK are asking themselves, however what does it mean? It is given the name Brexit as the term is an abbreviation for British Exit from the EU. Held on Thursday 23rd of June, British voters (citizens in Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations aged 18+) can … Continue reading To Leave or Not to Leave The EU?
One Rule For One, One Rule For Another…Some Australian politicians are double-dipping and just receive a slap-on-the-wrist. Whereas, this exclusive policy helps one to correct for tax errors and I am against taxes as they misdirect resources and favour one group of society over another. However, I disagree with the line of law surrounding it … Continue reading ‘Double-Dipping’