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Started by TinyMcOtter on Dec 14, 2018 5:51:52 PM
Advertising slogans to promote the benefits of paying more tax

Progressive taxation (in the UK, at least) is at an all time low. Yet we need more money for the NHS and social security in general.

Whilst the rich need to pay more, the rest of us will also need to contribute. But part of the problem is that governments are terrified of grasping the nettle for fear of losing votes.

So, how to promote taxes as a good thing? Something that people would be happy to pay?

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Gotout - 14 Dec 2018 17:53:35 (#1 of 97)

Hang a few rich bastards?

lapsedcat - 14 Dec 2018 17:54:23 (#2 of 97)

How would that make people pay more tax?

Rendered - 14 Dec 2018 17:56:48 (#3 of 97)

More tax, less blacks.

Cuts across all socioeconomic levels.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Dec 2018 17:58:57 (#4 of 97)

Hmmm. How did i create two threads?

Rendered - 14 Dec 2018 17:59:16 (#5 of 97)

Public sector wastefulness.

Shadrack22 - 14 Dec 2018 17:59:28 (#6 of 97)

Ten easy points.

lapsedcat - 14 Dec 2018 18:00:57 (#7 of 97)

Raise taxes by 10% but on a voluntary basis.

However, each week one person who chose not to pay the extra 10% will be randomly chosen and shot.

TinyMcOtter - 14 Dec 2018 18:02:24 (#8 of 97)

I was thinking more of a gentle poster campaign lapsed, but i like your style.

lapsedcat - 14 Dec 2018 18:02:47 (#9 of 97)

shucks!

TinyMcOtter - 14 Dec 2018 18:02:47 (#10 of 97)

I’m thinking of an appeal to macho values. Something like.

Man the fuck up. Pay your fair share.

With a photo of Vinnie Jones

HoHoHoff - 14 Dec 2018 18:22:21 (#11 of 97)

I like Lapsed's idea, but would change the weekly random winner's prize to a live prime time Running Man/Hostely thingy where people can pay for the pleasure of the chase, raising yet more for the coffers.

RosyLovelady - 14 Dec 2018 18:58:55 (#12 of 97)

Perhaps we'll be hearing from our great professional communicators who take time off from their well paid, important jobs to post here in the public interest. They must know a thing or two about tax.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Dec 2018 19:09:13 (#13 of 97)

Pay more tax you cunts

Tadagee - 14 Dec 2018 19:09:59 (#14 of 97)

Funpay!

GyratingTrampoline - 14 Dec 2018 19:10:57 (#15 of 97)

They could do it in the style of a furniture advert where the prices are like "five nine nine" instead of five hundred and ninety nine. Lots of bright colours and fast talking:

"Special offer! Must end soon! Your chance to live in a civilised society for only eight nine nine! Or why not have functioning infrastructure for only one one nine nine! Or for just six nine nine nine you can own your very own share in our collective ability to vaporize millions of enemy civilians!"

frantastic - 14 Dec 2018 19:15:03 (#16 of 97)

Face the facts we need more tax!

TinyMcOtter - 14 Dec 2018 19:16:37 (#17 of 97)

I’m hearing that to the tune of the Goodies string song.

widenation - 14 Dec 2018 21:19:37 (#18 of 97)

Hitler was a big-time creative tax-avoider I believe. I'm sure there's scope there for something.

Pentecost - 14 Dec 2018 21:23:32 (#19 of 97)

We Need 350 Million More A Week For The NHS. How Can You Help Us Find It?

uranrising - 15 Dec 2018 10:04:58 (#20 of 97)

We're All In This Together

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