Nice job on selling the business and making a huge pile of cash.
However, I pay a much lower percentage than you do.
Haha not likely! Normally you'd be right for any random poster. However, you see I invested(?) almost all of my saving in a house to live in in London (so the growth isn't taxable) and I started a company this year. Since we don't yet have significant income, I'm earning little enough that I'm in the 0% tax bracket... But trust me when I say that situation can't persist much longer.
They, the citizens, helped to pay me to be where I am today via their taxes.
I get increasingly annoyed at the "self made man" idea. Yeah sure, self made, in a country with excellent infrastructure, education and legal system all supported by other people's taxes. I know I like to gripe about all 3 of those, but being realistic, there's much worse places in the world.
I want to carry those who can not because it's cheaper than dealing with the troubles down the road.
That is what a lot of people don't seem to get. Solving social problems before they happen is cheaper than policing them after they have happened. Even as a rampant anarcho capitalist it makes no sense to put yourself in a situation where you have to spend more for a less efficient outcome due to short sighted thinking.
I don't care who you sleep with. I don't care about marriage. Marriage is a ceremony. Leave it to the churches. Make civil unions and be done with it.
I agree with this too. Sadly it's unlikely to fly. It's also tricky to explain to some people as they instantly seem to get the wrong end of the stick and assume you're against gay marriage. Probably because that's the UKIP excuse: they can't re-ban gay marriage but they are at their hearts a party of bigots so they come out against all marriage. So I happen to agree with them, but for other reasons. Stopped clock etc...
You might be closer to being a Libertarian than you might think. ;)
Apparently so. I'd never encountered the idea of socialist libertarians before. Ever other self-professed libertarian has been the "smallest government possible then a good deal smaller" type with overlays of "get yer hands off my guns" and "taxes are theft".