We are now entering the final stages of the collapse of the western financial system and the democracies and nation-states themselves. Faced with soaring deficits the western governments have been thrashing around looking at any possible way to stay alive a little longer as their tax milk cows become tapped out.
Future Hitler Wanna-Be, Danny AlexanderIn the UK, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, recently walked up to the microphone and announced that it was up to those who still had wealth left after decades of wealth destruction by the government to pay their "share of the burden ".http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/18/2 ... ctors.html
How it is anyone's burden other than the government officials themselves is hard to see. But, Danny Alexander, who probably gravitated to government work after having been beat up in the government school system relentlessly for being such a doughboy found that all he has to do is get his greasy self into the system and from there he can be the one who throws people into cages if they do not give him their lunch money.
With fists clenched, he announced the hiring of 2,000 new tax collectors to ensure they get their pound of flesh from UK citizens and even formed a 100 member "affluence team" to make sure that those who still have some affluence are quickly sorted out.