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Petition to Theresa May MP

Change progressive tax to flat tax in the UK

  It is unfair that people who earn more should pay at a progressive rate. Even on a standard rate, they already pay more tax, because they have a higher taxable income. Therefore progressive tax rates are a form of double taxation, as higher earners pay tax on more income, and then at a high level. This is further unfair to them since high earners are the least likely group to benefit from much taxpayer-funded activity e.g. welfare Progressive taxation can encourage talented workers who earn high incomes to move overseas to escape the tax system. This can create a “brain drain”. Alternatively, as the marginal benefit of extra work falls, they may be less keen to spend more time on it, negatively impacting productivity overall.the word "fair" is the treatment of all equally. Democracy has allowed the legalization of theft (equalization) through progressive taxation. Should we base our dinner bills at restaurants on your ability to pay? Maybe have everyone bring their bank statements and the wealthiest pay the majority of the bill. Our basic teaching in primary school is based on equal treatment and fairness not progressive theory. Billy doesn't get a longer turn on the swings because he is 3 inches taller than Sally. The progressive theory is built on the moral ground that somehow the wealthy have become wealthy through some sort of immoral means. Which brings us to the definition of wealthy. Who defines what is considered wealthy? Those setting the rules/legislation have the most to gain from unfair practices based on what brings in the most taxes not what is fair treatment of all. Do the politicians lower their wages during hard times or lower GDP? Ask one group if the cost for something they need should be paid for by another group and the answer will generally be yes, but ask all to pay for a tax increase and a lot more consideration will be taken. Having a flat tax still ensures progressive amounts in the coffers but ensures all pay attention when a new program is offered at a tax increase.   My aim is to bring justice and equality to taxpayers all over the UK

Amanda Koraqi
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