Tuesday, 11 May 2004


Charles Kennedy has stated that his party wish to abolish council tax and replace with a local income tax. Council tax replaced the 'hated' poll tax in the early 90's and loosely mimmicks the previous rates system in being progressive in nature.

Like the Tories I have a 'thing' against the Lib Dems, largely because I dislike the nature of modern liberalism (in that it places higher priority of welfare and social democracy than on liberty). Still, I don't wholly agree with their plans for the financing of local government. I'd prefer a local sales tax, which in a libertarian society would not be high since the scope of local government would be limited.

Libertarians may in general believe that taxation is theft, but if you want to have a state tben there probably is no better method of funding it.