62 pence...bargain or rip-off?

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Jun 28th, 2006, 07:34 AM
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62 pence...bargain or rip-off?

LONDON (Reuters) - The Queen costs each taxpayer 62 pence a year, with the overall cost of running the royal family increasing above the rate of inflation, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28062006/32...-62p-year.html
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Jun 28th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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Hey,for a mere 62p/year you've got a bargain.

The 2004 US Presidential campaign cost about $4,000,000,000 - around $13 pp.

Divided over 4 years, it cost nearly 1 GBP pp/year just to put G. Bush in the White house.

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Jun 28th, 2006, 07:43 AM
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Bargain! And she pays her income taxes now too.

Now if we could just skip over that mooning git Charles.
 
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Jun 28th, 2006, 07:49 AM
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excellent point Ira! And I'd take the UK "W" (Windsor) over the US "W" (George W. Bush) any day.
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Jun 28th, 2006, 07:52 AM
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AND she doesn't dye her hair, suggest rather bizarre economic policies that end up not working, start wars, is able to knight people without cutting their heads off with the sword, speaks decent English, and actually could produce records showing she served during a major conflict..what a woman!
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Jun 28th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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You like her ? I'd gladley pay andother 62 p a year to send you the whole bunch of them
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Jun 28th, 2006, 08:12 AM
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Me too Willit. Who needs a feudal left-over?
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Jun 28th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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"Who needs a feudal left-over?"

Most of the world's real democracies. Like Sweden, Australia, Canada, Holland, Denmark, New Zealand, Japan....

The real question is who needs a political system where the wishes of the electorate are subordinate to a gerrymandered committee of superannuated lawyers second-guessing what a traitorous gang of tax-dodging slave owners would have thought 230 years ago.

All costing a great deal more than 62p per citizen per year.
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Jun 28th, 2006, 08:37 AM
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>...a traitorous gang of tax-dodging slave owners ....<

Do I detect a tinge of sour grapes?

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Jun 28th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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"Do I detect a tinge of sour grapes"

Not at all. Just bafflement that an allegedly free people let people like that still determine their laws.
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Jun 28th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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okay okay stop the infighting, let's get back to Queeny and The Clan.

Charles and 'Milla cost a bargain 3.5p a year.
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Jun 28th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Milla should be left to fend for herself.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 02:17 AM
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I think they should all be left to fend for themselves - preferably in the middle of a swamp, or maybe the Sahara. (Queens's Diary , day 26 : Sad day, had to eat the last of the corgis, at least it tasted better that Edward)

Whoops , I'm turning all republican (In a non US political party sense). Charles's accounts were made public - his income was up £320K but he managed to get away with only £30K tax due to "clever accountancy". It's a sad day for a monarchy when you have to depend on clever accountants !


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Jun 29th, 2006, 09:34 AM
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>It's a sad day for a monarchy when you have to depend on clever accountants !<

Darn right. Monarchs should collect taxes, not pay them.

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Jun 29th, 2006, 11:21 AM
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Queen's Diary Day 27: Went hungry today...I just couldn't bring my self to eat 'Milla. She's just too darn ugly!
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Jun 29th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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JAGirl, shouldn't that be "Prince Charles' Diary, Day 27?"
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JAGirl, your post has got to be one of the funniest post I've read in a long time!

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