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June 13 2018

mr-absentia

September 25 2017

mr-absentia
安倍政権が熱烈推進してきたのが法人税減税である。財政危機を叫びながら、法人税減税だけは積極的に推進してきた。消費税を増税しても税収全体が増加していないわけだから、社会保障の拡充などあり得ないのである
— 植草一秀 (via @yocibou)
mr-absentia

“「消費税で社会保障拡充」はこれまでもウソであった。

そのウソが是正される可能性は皆無に近い。

消費税増税を容認するなら、社会保障切り捨ての基本方針が温存されつつ、国民に過酷な負担が押し付けられるだけになる。

過去28年の歴史の事実は「消費税増税で富裕層の税負担を削減しただけ」というものである。

1989年度と2016年度の主要税目税収は次のとおりだ。

1989年度
所得税 21.4兆円
法人税 19.0兆円
消費税  3.3兆円

2016年度
所得税 17.6兆円
法人税 10.3兆円
消費税 17.2兆円

この27年間に生じたことは、

所得税が  4兆円減り、
法人税が  9兆円減り、
消費税が 14兆円増えた

だけなのだ。

消費税増税で社会保障拡充という事実は存在しない。

消費税を減税し、富裕層に応分の負担を求めるべきだ。

その施策の柱は次の三つだ。

源泉分離課税を撤廃し、総合所得課税とする。

所得税の累進性を強める。

一定金額以上の金融資産残高に課税する。

民進党が消費税増税を唱えて総選挙を戦う場合、民進党は大惨敗することになるだろう”

— 植草一秀の『知られざる真実』: 9.29院内緊急総決起集会目的は野党共闘の確立 (2017年9月24日)

June 13 2015

mr-absentia

Taxing the Wealthy - Why It's Important

“According to a 2014 report by Oxfam, more than half of tax revenue in Latin American and the Caribbean comes from consumption taxes, such as VAT, which means that the poorest spend a greater share of their income to pay taxes than the rich.

‘Tax systems should be balanced toward more progressive models, in which wealth and property and not only consumption and wages are taxed more,’ the report says.

Taxes on income and profits in Latin America accounted for 25.4 percent of revenues in 2011, compared to 33.5 in the countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a 34-member body of high-income nations with high social development.

While tax collection in the region has improved over the last decade, generally speaking, tax structures still rely heavily on flat, consumption taxes, meaning those with less are disproportionately putting their share in.

An increase in public revenue through taxing the wealth of the rich – as Oxfam and many others have advocated – could provide regional government’s with funding stream for numerous endeavors including social welfare programs, which have been instrumental to the region’s poverty reduction strategy and have also buoyed virtually all sectors in Latin America.

Recently, Ecuador chose to increase the tax burden on the country’s privileged, announcing plans to adopt a new inheritance tax starting with a 2.5 percent tax on sums above US$35,400 and climbing in increments, up to 77.5 percent on inheritances above US$849,600. In all, only the top 2 percent of the population would have to pay the tax.

Currently just 4.1 percent of Ecuador’s income comes from taxes on income and profits, compared to an average of 11.4 percent in OECD nations. ​The legislative bill, which is still being discussed in Ecuador’s national assembly, marks the latest initiative in a series of changes to the country’s tax code.

The Andean nation has already approved an increase on income tax of financial institutions as well as a new levy on certain credit operations, which is intended to go toward financing improvements in the health sector including cancer treatment, among other measures.”

November 29 2014

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