WHAT'S GOOD FOR GOLDMAN -NO TAX- SACHS...
When some guys from the Clapham Omnibus (UK UNcut), decided to take the Old Crone on the Thrones "Collectors" (HMRC) to (HMC) court over the fact that shock, horror Goldman Sax, were not paying tax,
...and the bankers buddy (the UK Chancellor & Co) might end up in the shit (HMP) over fraud, the Establishment (media circus included) had to work out how they were going to spin it.
So -the people- kept paying tax
And it was all sorted before Goldman Sachs golden boy Mark Carney completed the take-over as Governor of the Bank of England.
So Justice (it's my turn for a humunguous brown envelope now) Nicol, shamelessly agreed in the High Court that the fact Goldman Sachs wasn't paying the tax it owed, was all a terrible "mistake" that happened because ??....HMRC didn't want the Chancellor "embarassed" ?? by people finding out....about no tax sax ??
After all, the people might get ideas.
Which you would, if you actually read the High Court ruling.
Which reads like an admission, that the whole tax regime is ....ummm....arbitrary, ie: "voluntary".
The real fraud of course was all, including Mr Injustice pretending that - the people - have to do something that GS did not.
There was much mention in the ruling of ..embarassment.
After all, how could they all survive without ...their champagne and caviar ?
16.05.2013: UK UNCUT - V - HMRC (& GOLDMAN SACHS)
1. "From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more ethical, and more profitable than all of its competitors. Behind closed doors, however, the firm constantly straddles the line between conflict of interest and legitimate deal making, wields significant influence over all levels of government, and upholds a culture of power struggles and toxic paranoia. And its clever bet against the mortgage market in 2007—unknown to its clients—may have made the financial ruin of the Great Recession worse. Money and Power reveals the internal schemes that have guided the bank from its founding through its remarkable windfall during the 2008 financial crisis. Through extensive research and interviews with the inside players, including current CEO Lloyd Blankfein, William Cohan constructs a nuanced, timely portrait of Goldman Sachs, the company that was too big—and too ruthless—to fail."
2. Greg Smith: Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs.
3. War 'would mean biggest oil shock ever' Goldman Sachs' :"More Perfect Storm than Desert Storm.
4. Former Vice Chairman Goldman Sachs Robert Hormat's Iraq was a "war of choice" wholly "funded by borrowing" (is now U.S Under Secretary of State Economic Growth, Energy & The Environment)