In the News (Reuters): “A group of more than 100 billionaires and millionaires has issued a plea to political and business leaders convening virtually for the World Economic Forum: make us pay more tax.
“The group calling itself the “Patriotic Millionaires” said that the ultra-wealthy were not currently being forced to pay their share of the global economic recovery from the pandemic.
“‘As millionaires, we know that the current tax system is not fair. Most of us can say that, while the world has gone through an immense amount of suffering in the last two years, we have actually seen our wealth rise during the pandemic – yet few if any of us can honestly say that we pay our fair share in taxes,’ the signatories said in an open letter, published on the occasion of the World Economic Forum’s ‘virtual Davos’…
“Reuters reported last year on the staggering rise in billionaires’ wealth in 2020, as the world went into lockdown and the global economy faced its worst recession since World War Two, prompting the millionaires’ group to call for higher taxes. …
“Over the course of the two years of the pandemic, the fortunes of the world’s 10 richest individuals have risen to $1.5 trillion – or by $15,000 a second – a study by Oxfam this week showed. …
“According to a study conducted by the Patriotic Millionaires together with Oxfam and other non-profits, a progressive wealth tax starting at 2% for those with more than $5 million and rising to 5% for billionaires could raise $2.52 trillion, enough globally to lift 2.3 billion people out of poverty and guarantee healthcare and social protection for individuals living in lower income countries.”
My Response: You can count even more. Where do they get these billions from? They collected this from all the poor, from the oppressed.
Question: So you would like to go deeper, to the basics?
Answer: I don’t want to deal with these matters! But humanity must still put things in order for once. How can it be that one person has billions, not only billions but even more, that is not taxed at all?! Not taxable! They officially create enterprises that initially pay zero taxes! Zero taxes! How can this be?! And an ordinary person pays 20%, 30%, to 40% in taxes.
Why?! They can then scream beautifully: “Take taxes from us! We do not know what to do with our billions! Do me a favor! We beg you!” The beautiful duplicity of our world.
Question: But does this decision of theirs at least please you?
Answer: They are doing it in advance. Overtaking, as if on the run, in front of the chariot, which descends after them from the mountain.
Question: That is, this chariot, as it were, hints at the fact that now they will take 10%?
Answer: I would charge them 90%. Why not a progressive tax?
Question: So the conclusion is that you do not see much progress in this?
Answer: I do not see any progress in this. I see duplicity in this, an abomination! And they still do not even know what they look like in the eyes of the masses.
Question: That is, they are not benefactors of the people?
Question: Is the main question of equality how to achieve it?
Answer: Equality. There is nothing to talk about. Let them add it there so that these taxes, among other things, are not deducted from those gifts that they make to the government and others. They deduct billions.
Question: Do you consider this a bribe?
Answer: Of course. Clear bribery.
Question: So all the time there is this thought that I can give something if only it brings me some benefit. Is there no way out of this thought?
Answer: Nowhere. Otherwise they wouldn’t have said it. It’s just to save their own skin. And they have already crawled through all the holes and distributed them to save it and protect it.
Question: Is it ever possible to send a message that I am not doing all this on my own account?
Answer: This will never happen voluntarily. Never! And do not hope that it will!
Question: Then will everything always lead to some kind of revolution?
Answer: If it continues until such a time, yes. Or it will still break through because the personality develops in a person and he will yet be able to understand what the methodology, practice, and goal of the development of the world are.
Question: Can it come to a rich person who has a lot of money?
Answer: No. He has it closed.
Question: Here they write the words “fairness” and “fairly.” What does “justice” mean to you?
Answer: In fairness, this can only be in proportion to the bestowal from a person to the world. This is justice. Nothing else.
Question: How much can I give to the world as much as possible?
Question: What do you mean by bestowal?
Answer: Giving back is any of my actions to bring the world into balance. So that with respect to each person, receiving and bestowing are balanced.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 01/31/22