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Tue Oct 5, 2021, 03:52 PM

Oxfam Reaction to new Expos of Secretive Tax Havens: This is where our missing hospitals are".

https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/where-our-missing-hospitals-are-oxfam-reaction-new-expose-secretive-tax-havens

Open Letter to Media by Oxfam International Charity

Published: 3rd October 2021

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published a new report today exposing the wealthy individuals and multinational corporations using tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of tax. Susana Ruiz, Oxfam International’s Tax Policy Lead, said:

“This is another shocking exposé of the oceans of money sloshing around the darkness of the world’s tax havens that must prompt immediate action, as has long been promised.

“Bravo to the whistleblowers and journalists for shining a light into this secret parallel system of capital, one open only to those with fat amounts of money and the greed to hoard it all untaxed, and those who facilitate it.

“This is where our missing hospitals are. This is where the pay-packets sit of all the extra teachers and firefighters and public servants we need. Whenever a politician or business leader claims there is ‘no money’ to pay for climate damage and innovation, for more and better jobs, for a fair post-COVID recovery, for more overseas aid, they know where to look”.

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Question is, in which countries will the prosecutors look and prosecute, and where where would they like to look but be either dismissed or demonized?

And where will lawmakers close expressway-wide tax loopholes available only to the ultra wealthy and the ultra immoral?

Who needs a shell company consisting of a mailbox address anyway?



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Reply Oxfam Reaction to new Expos of Secretive Tax Havens: This is where our missing hospitals are". (Original post)
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2021 OP
empedocles Oct 2021 #1
Champp Oct 2021 #2
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2021 #10
gratuitous Oct 2021 #3
KPN Oct 2021 #6
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2021 #8
OldBaldy1701E Oct 2021 #4
Alice Kramden Oct 2021 #5
LiberalArkie Oct 2021 #7
BComplex Oct 2021 #9

Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 03:56 PM

1. ''This is where our missing hospitals are".

Great line.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 04:01 PM

2. A gut punch for plutocrats with grifty Republican "values"

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Response to Champp (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 7, 2021, 12:06 AM

10. The MINORITY leader did eventually sign the bill. The stuffed fat cats insisted.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 04:07 PM

3. Isaiah chapter 3 verse 14

"The LORD will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: “It is you who have devoured the vineyard, the spoil of the poor is in your houses."

Today, Isaiah might say that the assets the wealthy have plundered from the poor are stashed away in secret offshore accounts.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 06:19 PM

6. THIS

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 08:00 PM

8. Today the corruption has been legalized, corrupting the right of citizens to levy taxes on profits .

and income in a social contract for the betterment of all.

Maybe this kind of corruption, though perhaps not on such an industrial scale, has always been with us, to varying degrees, but it does not have to be so.

Laws written by corrupt men for corrupt men can be undone by good people using the simple tools of righteous moral indignation, electing the right people to wield them.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 04:53 PM

4. Well

Question is, in which countries will the prosecutors look and prosecute, and where where would they like to look but be either dismissed or demonized?


I can name one that won't be looking. Too much peeking behind the curtain already for the ruling class's taste.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 06:45 PM

7. They built their medical facilities all over the world that only they can afford.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 08:30 PM

9. Those tax havens are the reason the politicians can be bought.

There has to be some serious change in this world to get things straightened out.

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