Bill Kruse

Name: Bill Kruse
Social Capital: 19SC
About Me: Heavy rocker (little too heavy actually), big-time Trekkie, TV/movies fan, Intertel webmaster, SIGSEC for Mensa's ISIG for economics
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commented on Yet again, our tax and benefit system fails to make sense 2015-07-27 16:50:20 +0100 · Flag
Do we have information on how many businesses and landowners received more in grants and subsidies than they paid in tax?
commented on The real national debt hits £8.6 trillion 2015-06-21 09:35:44 +0100 · Flag
Perhaps this is because you have no idea what the debt actually is. I quote from your page on the subject “Essentially: Government deficit spending is the difference between what a government brings in and what it spends. The debt is the deficit over the years added together.” A moments thought reveals this simply not to be the case. Elsewhere on the site you have your CE Jonathan Isaby solemnly declaring the deficit, the current one, has recently been reduced. If the deficit total is being reduced then. if your hypothesis is correct, how can it be that the debt total is steadily going up? Clearly, it can’t.
commented on The Spending Plan policy 41: abolish the Christmas bonus 2015-06-12 11:56:36 +0100 · Flag
How is it a saving? The government gets it back in taxes anyway, so where’s the saving? Stopping it only shrinks the economy. I thought the aim is to expand it? All of Duncan-Smith’s ‘cuts’ made in the name of ‘savings’ are only serving to further damage the economy by shrinking it. Money which the economy needs but is denied should not be characterised as any kind of ‘saving’. The country is not a household, and its finances bear no relation to domestic ones.
commented on The 'Bedroom Tax' is no such thing 2015-06-05 17:10:44 +0100 · Flag
And can you advise me (or anyone) of when this so-called subsidy was introduced?
commented on The deficit? What deficit? 2015-04-16 12:19:27 +0100 · Flag
Hey that’s ok, let’s scrub these comments then as they’re irrelevant now :-)
commented on Spending Plan 2015-03-31 11:05:48 +0100 · Flag
Where do people get the money to pay these extra charges? You’re cutting incomes and increasing expenditure but you don’t explain how people are supposed to pay these extra charges with less money.