Dismantling The Barbados Tax Model
Submitted by the People’s Democratic Congress (PDC)
This week’s PDC contribution deals with another set of reasons why there must be large-scale lawful political opposition and street protests in Barbados in the foreseeable future by the relevant masses and middle classes of people, and by the relevant businesses and other entities and their respective supporters, against the government’s continued wholesale stealing and robbing of countless portions of their incomes (TAXATION) in evil violation of the Holy Biblical Eighth Commandment, and in diabolical transgression of the income and property rights of such people, businesses and other entities in this fair land.
So, as it stands therefore, there is enough wisdom and knowledge out here in Barbados and across the internet right now to indicate that the government knows exactly that what it is doing IS TOTALLY WRONG AND ABOMINABLE in terms of its unrighteous TAXING of the relevant portions of the incomes of the relevant people, businesses and many other entities in Barbados (or otherwise THE STEALING FROM/THE ROBBING OF the relevant portions of the general income of the relevant people, businesses and many other entities in this country).
Too, the government must know that TAXATION has long had very severe, profound, and disabling social, political, psychological, material, financial and other effects on esp. the broad masses and middle classes of people in this country, and on the proper growth and development of the country as a whole.
Moreover, the PDC has – since its coming into existence in 2005 – been putting forward so far very compelling evidence to those persons constituting the general citizenry of Barbados of the fact that the circumstances of these very ravishing degrading dehumanizing effects are undoubtedly so.
And, we have also been putting forward rational alternative strategies to support this very important and necessary NO-TAXATION paradigm that we have been advancing for the benefit of this country and its people. And we will not stop doing both of these sets of things until we are satisfied that the Barbados citizenry esp. has had enough wisdom and understanding about this evil TAXATION system – enough to inform those particular mass protests and rallies against this naked brute unconstitutionalism – which we have invariably pledged to Abolish whenever we become the government of this country.
Significantly, these backward DLP/BLP Governments and their so-called economic advisors have for ages known too that TAXATION DISGUSTINGLY REDUCES the money value/the essential worth of all commercial goods and services that are produced and distributed in this country yearly on account of on account of they being subjected to TAXATION – which therefore means that the more TAXATION that is imposed by government on national output, the less value such is to the buyers and sellers of such output. So, by helping to create such conditions for the DEVALUATION of such goods and services, it means then these dastard DLP/BLP Governments would have been from time to time wilfully deliberately depriving the wider population in Barbados of the use of greater amounts of goods and services for their own further survival, nourishment and development.
As well, these wicked DLP/BLP Governments know too that – at the same time that TAXATION is DISGUSTINGLY REDUCING the money /value/the essential worth of all commercial goods and services in the market system – it is also serving to DRASTICALLY REDUCE the incomes that accrue to business owners, investors, workers, etc. from the sale or purchase – or rent or lease – in which ever cases of these particular uses – of those commercial goods and services ( imports/exports included) on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis.
So, too by helping to create conditions for the substantial DIMINUTION/DEVALUATION of those incomes, it means then that these said wretched DLP/BLP governments would have been over the years intentionally recklessly dispossessing such persons of what is rightfully theirs – their income due from the sale or purchase – or rent or lease – of such goods and services in the country and beyond, and which is income that is also necessary to help them further grow and develop in this man-made political economic financial world.
The fact that at this point in time there is a very devastating political economic depression ongoing in this country – and which speaks to the substantial deprivation of usage of greater commercial goods and services by the population in the country, and to the great loss of income by the said populace, and to other resultant correlative negative effects on the vast majority of the population in Barbados, does logically mean that TAXATION has overwhelmingly helped to bring about this depression in this country.
The fact that this Thompson led DLP Government imposed substantially more TAXATION on the backs of the people of this country in July 2008, and have since that time kept them in place, does show one of the primary reasons why Barbados continues to be in these seemingly unending material and financial doldrums. Thus, it is totally erroneous and fallacious for any one to state that this depression has principally come about because of any decline in FDI or declines in export earnings, etc..
Nevertheless, the absolute obverse of continuing to have this THEIVING ROBBING TAXATION SYSTEM, and of increasing any of those so-called TAX RATES at any time in this country, will imply the TOTAL ABSOLUTE DISPENSING WITH SUCH A SYSTEM and THOSE RATES, and will also mean that – with the systematic removal of this TAXATION SYSTEM and those TAXES, there will be far less likelihood of recessions and depressions coming about in this country.
Furthermore, we in this party must say again on here that there certainly lies greater hope and salvation for the people of this country and the country itself in the achievement of sustained real annual growth rates in the region of 8 – 10% in the country, and in the ushering in of unprecedented greater levels of real national expenditures, consumption, investment, output, income,real savings, etc., in Barbados, with the ABOLITION of TAXATION, and the ABOLITION of things like INTEREST RATES, INSTITUTIONAL REPAYABLE PRODUCTIVE LOANS, MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE, etc. and – in their places – the right and properly functioning sub/systems – than with the people continuing to experience greater pain, misery and suffering for themselves with the episodic achievement of meagre measly rates of real growth, in the region of 2 – 3 %, on an expected basis, in this country, and with their also having to experience the mal effects of serious long term stagnation, decline and decay in too many areas of the material productive and distributive and financial sectors of this country, with the CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF SUCH A TAXATION SYSTEM.
That is why we here now say, too, that a future PDC government will create and thereafter maintain a system – the People’s Money Value System – that itself will include the TOTAL MONEY STOCK/SUPPLY of the country, and will include the National Non-Repayable Productive Loans Scheme – that will make sure that those commercial goods and services that are provided to the public/the country for the public’s/ the country’s benefit by private individual or business establishments in this country, and which will be duly provided in regard of the meeting of the needs for the provisioning of social/social welfare/security/ physical infrastructures and facilities and services to the public/in the country, WILL – OF COURSE – BE PROPERLY DIRECTLY FUNDED OUT OF SUCH A SYSTEM FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF SUCH GOODS AND SERVICES, AND FOR THEIR HAVING PROPERLY LEGALLY DONE SO.
Finally, by our having put forward this immediately above strategy that will support this no-TAXATION paradigm, the PDC assures the citizens of Barbados that this is yet another piece of material that can be used by the VICTIMS of this TAXATION SYSTEM ( What tax payers what!!), against the Government of Barbados to illustrate that in any large-scale lawful political opposition and street protests in Barbados in the foreseeable future, there are so many ways and means through which the government can earn far more of its own income esp. using its own resources, assets, personnel, etc., within the context of the market system, but that where instead of attempting to do so/doing so, and that where it remains entirely possible or it to continue TAXING, it will yet still seek to fascistly criminally totalitarianistically use TAXATION to also wilfully destroy and disfigure so many of the life chances, the productive capacities of many thousands upon thousands of the broad masses and middle classes of this country, while also directly and indirectly helping to corruptly line the pockets of themselves and some of their friends, families etc. – which, therefore, are situations that are altogether so vulgar, so obscene that they must – with a little Divine political inspiration – constitute sufficient bases upon which the inauguration of such political opposition and street protests rallies must be eventually had against the Government of Barbados.