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"This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By" CD.
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So where to go to avoid more tax –
let the little people take the flak
Exploiting tax loop holes down in Jersey and in Monaco
or box it up at a Swiss PO
But if you played your part for your country –
NO NEED FOR CUTS AT ALL
So we say:

Tax the richer down
Reclaim every pound
Tax the richer
Cos they’re not in together

So who d’you know?
I’ll evade more tax –
get my friends in power to turn their backs
So I’ll just carry on dodging paying billions back
and laughing all the way with my friends in the banks
But if you worked in the nation’s interest –
NO NEEDS FOR CUTS AT ALL
So we say:

Tax the richer down
Reclaim every pound
Tax the richer
Cos they’re not in together
Hit the companies owing tax and those evading tax
because they’re “not in it together”.

I’ll leave these shores
If I’m forced to pay back what’s yours
My only loyalty is to me and me and me
For I’m the traitor now

(BUT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY…)

Quadruple the number of Revenue staff
to collect the billions of unpaid tax
Cap the wealth of the richest one percent
to improve education and the Nation’s Health (Service).
Windfall-tax unloyal corporates,
raise Corporation Tax to the G7 rates
Lower the band of highest income tax
from £150k to £100 grand
People’s banks for the people’s finance –
take control from reluctant bankers
Tax transactions at a minimal rate –
bonuses only through social consent

This is how to address the cost
of unfettered greed and weak governance
If we shift the burden from the poorer to the richer
THERE’S NO NEED FOR CUTS AT ALL

So we say:
Tax the richer down
Reclaim every pound
And for the companies that are dodging the Crown
Chase them round and round
Tax the richer
Make them pay their pound of flesh today

Hit the companies owning tax or evading tax
because they’re “not in it together”.
No, they’re not in it together, no.

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from This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By, released May 1, 2012
All songs written and performed by Alan Brown
©2011 Alan Brown Copyright Control
Produced by Anthony Chapman and Alan Brown at The Cooler, London
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Cover by DrinkMilk from a concept by Alan Brown & Simon Williams
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The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward (1986-?) is the very long term solo project of Alan Brown - former member of John Peel favourites bIG*fLAME, A Witness, Sarandon.

Incisive political and social commentary layered on top of melodic danceable guitar pop music.

Or the naive and incoherent ramblings of a middle-aged dweeb - you choose.
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