Tuesday, 4 December 2012

When Government Does It

Having done the rounds in the US a few days ago, I fully expected this to have popped up over here by now. But as it hasn't (AFAICS) ...

I was minded of this after reading Anna Raccoon's article on Starbucks.
Having harried and humiliated Starbucks, against all the rules of chugging, to find a way to increase their profits and thus pay more tax, Starbucks finally agreed and went away to think about it.
Another to add to the sample list (picked from thousands of other examples of state hypocrisy) above.

H/T Reddit Lib


Curmudgeon said...

Abuse and starvation of the elderly - things routinely happen in hospitals and care homes that you'd get locked up for if you did it in your own home.

c777 said...

They are desperate for money.
It is coming soon.
The state is running out of money.
Too many people reliant on the state.
They cannot pay them any more.
Καλώς ήλθατε στην Ελλάδα.
A new Liquidator at the bank of England?
It's going to get tough.

Span Ows said...

LOL, this is really good. I will have to steal (copy and link)

What the.... said...

There are some useful comments on Glantz and “eradicating
smoking from movies” on Siegel’s current thread.

Single Acts of Tyranny said...

Top quality graphic, do you mind if I reproduce it on counting Cats? suitably linked of course

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Of course not, you don't need to ask :)

john miller said...

Companies don't suffer the effect of the corporation tax they pay.

That particular pain is felt by either the shareholders or employees, depending on the size, gearing and ownership of the company.

So the Government have just committed robbery with menacing behaviour of the employees or shareholders of Starbucks, because the politicians love the EU but hate the EU laws when iit is convenient to them.

Makes you proud to be British, eh?