Scotty writes –
There are some currency alternatives available now.
The thing to remember is that every time we use corporation shops i.e. supermarkets, chain stores – any business that is not small-scale and owned and run by local people, any profit is being sucked straight out of the community.
The money shoppers used to spend with locally, privately owned small businesses, circulated within that community.
Corporations have been extracting profit with every transaction. This profit is now sent off-shore. Very little, if any, tax is paid.
Communities are impoverished literally with EVERY transaction.
Every visit to a shopping centre or supermarket means that we are all collectively poorer.
Here’s a thought. As corporations pay little or no tax and also actually RECEIVE PAYMENTS FROM THE TAXPAYER – could this this mean that we, as individual citizens, are paying more tax annually than corporations?
Do I pay more tax than M&S or Boots PLC etc? I am certainly not a tax expert – does anyone know any more?