On the tenth day of Christmas Beholder gave to me 10 BUCKS A REAPING, 9 LADS A DANCING, 8 MAIDS A MILKING, 7 LORDS A SKIMMING, 6 FAKERS PRAYING – 5 FALLEN KINGS !!! – 4 RANCID TURDS, 3 BEST FRIENDS, 2 STINKIN GLOVES and a DOWNLOAD SINGLE FOR FREE.
At a time when hard-pressed families struggle desperately against soaring petrol, food and energy bills, the cynical avoidance by major corporations and the super-rich of an estimated £32billion in tax is nothing short of immoral. By shifting their profits offshore, giants like Google, Amazon, and Starbucks suck untold billions out of the British economy each year, but put almost nothing back. And what’s worse, every pound they dodge has to be made up by honest, ordinary taxpayers to pay for schools, hospitals, and other public services. It’s not just private individuals who suffer. Corporation tax avoidance on such a massive scale is also contributing to the slow death of the high street. Businesses who pay all their taxes simply can’t compete with the prices of those who don’t.
So what are the tax authorities doing about this corporate rip-off? Very little to be honest because they’ve been aware of it for years so it’s up to you as a consumer to make the change.
We say buy your coffee from your local cafe, because at least they pay their fair share in taxes – simply because like the rest of us normal folk – we have no choice!
“But if there be a truth in what they say – the angels form that we cannot see
To guide us on our way then surely death is with us here (cant you feel it drawing near)
But do we feel the spirit draw – the morning mist grows thin and clear
The silent choke – the end of days”
Lyrics from MORPHINE SERENITY (The Order Of Chaos)
Profit Of The Lie and Toxic Nation (Live at Bloodstock Open Air) GET YOUR FREE COPY NOW – http://beholder.bandcamp.com
Taken from ‘The Order Of Chaos’ available on Razorline Records for pre-order on Jan 4th 2013 from beholder.bigcartel.com with official release on Feb 1st.