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KerryM
Rank; Hector Tax Inspector


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Posted - 21/08/2010 :  22:06:58  Show Profile Send KerryM a Private Message
A bloke in Liverpool calling himself "The people's poet" goes around pubs/bars/clubs and offers to write a poem, based on a subject of your choice, then reads it out with flair. If you like it, you keep it and give him a "donation". My choice was "the ba***rd HMRC (he have me permission to reproduce it)..

Across the land
By slight of hand
They'll take a slice
At a hefty price
The more you earn
Quickly you'll learn
The greater the sum
To deduct
It stacks up
Often you'll get f***ed
By the HMRC
No mercy found - all they answer to is pence and pound

It was exactly what I wanted to hear over a nice pint - I'd just received notices to pay £4248!

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Jo_B
Rank; Hector Tax Inspector



34 Posts

Posted - 23/08/2010 :  14:07:08  Show Profile Send Jo_B a Private Message
that is awesome, hope you gave him a good donation
:)
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KerryM
Rank; Hector Tax Inspector



13 Posts

Posted - 24/08/2010 :  20:06:32  Show Profile Send KerryM a Private Message
I certainly did :) before the evil HMRC can take it off me!
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Fazel
Rank; Hector Tax Inspector



United Kingdom
16 Posts

Posted - 25/08/2010 :  03:04:55  Show Profile Send Fazel a Private Message
Lol, we could do with a poet in our local, it'd certainly change a few grumpy faces!
Faye
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Ali M-W
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Posted - 25/08/2010 :  22:57:47  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Do you like ABBA?

I wrote this a little while ago, but you might enjoy it.
It goes to the tune of "Thank you for the music".
It's dedicated to a charming Scottish bloke, jobless now I believe, who goes by the name of Gordon.



Thank You for Tax Credits

I'm nothing special, in fact I am only a slave,
My wages so low, I’m constantly scrimping, can’t save.
But though we’re mere peasants, it’s touching to see
Your tax credits lifting us from poverty
I'm so grateful, it’s true,
So I sing this to the Revenue:

So I say
Thank you for tax credits, from all your claimants.
Thanks for your huge overpayments.
Who can live without them, with tax no longer 10p
Where would we be?
So right or wrong, you’ll send them to me,
So I say thank you for tax credits
For lending them to me

People say there is a danger of errors and fraud,
And so I began to look hard at every award
And I've often wondered, exactly who knows
How much it works out at and where it all goes?
Seems the Revenue can.
Of their sleek tricks and schemes, I'm a fan

So I say
Thank you for the letters, sent to remind me
Of my owings, thank you kindly.
Always on the phone now, I make new friends all the time,
On the Helpline,
If only my health was not in decline…
So I say thank you for tax credits,
If only they were mine.

I've been so lucky, I am bestowed with tax credits
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a laugh, what a chance!

So I say
Thank you for the court case, your win was splendid.
I’d no defence – was that intended?
Now that I am homeless, I’m so indebted to you,
Soup kitchen too.
And my park bench has such a nice view…
So I say thank you for tax credits
Perhaps you’d like them too?




Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
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Alan the Geordie
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3032 Posts

Posted - 26/08/2010 :  00:33:23  Show Profile Send Alan the Geordie a Private Message
Is there no end to your talents Ali?

"The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions.

In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed."

Adolf Hitler
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Ali M-W
Mod



3558 Posts

Posted - 26/08/2010 :  08:07:04  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Shucks, that's kind! But my powers of persuasion can't be too great as (along with others of course) I have been trying for years to get Blair, Brown et al to see sense and declare a tax credit amnesty and have got nowhere fast!

Still, the TCC's membership is expanding all the time, and it's great to see some feisty new members who are prepared to get campaigning joining our ranks!

Keep up the great work, folks!

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
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