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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

Part I. — Who Pays? Who Doesn't Pay?

Part I.

Who Pays? Who Doesn't Pay?

What Taxes do you pay?—What Taxes are collected?—The Revenue. 1. The Land Fund: its value, its liabilities. 2. Ordinary Revenue.—Indirect Taxation.—Property and Income.—Private Land Ownership.—Working-men's Income.—Taxes on Food.—Rice for example.—Protective Duty on Grain and Flour.—Ought to be Abolished.—Loss and Gain of so doing.—Other Food Taxes.—Table of Taxes on Food.—Taxes on other necessaries.—Clothing.—Furniture and Household Utensils.—Cleanliness.—Medicine and Medical Comforts.—Light.—Stationery.—Conveyance.—Building Materials.—Table of Taxes on all Necessaries.—Comparative Burden.—Large Untaxed Incomes.—An Instance.—Banks and other Money-lenders.—Other Surplus Incomes.—Wrong and Right.—Taxes on Superfluities.—Table of Taxes on Stimulants.—Poor Man Pays Highest Duty per cent, of value.—Taxes on Carriage.—High Railway Haulage Rates Make Food and Fuel Dear.—Use New Zealand Coal.—Reduce Railway Rates.—Objections of Protectionists.—Replied to.—Local Industry, how affected.—Protection not needed.—Unjust and Obstructive to Bettering of Working-man's Condition.