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Old 6th Nov 2017, 21:35
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hampshire
Age: 73
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Orac: Nice impressive graph there. Totally irrelevant though. Try this for a more 'realistic' view:
The poorest 10% of households in the UK pay an average of 42% of their income in taxes. The richest 10% pay around 34%.The lowest earners pay around 7% of their income in council tax. The wealthiest pay1.5%.
Then there is VAT with the poorest paying 12.5% of their income while the richest pay 5%.
Also, given the exotic figures in your graphs; if the wealthiest 0.1% of the population own 80% of the wealth doesn't it make sense they should be paying more than the poorest 99.9%?
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