|A big fat T22 can be handy when you need to evacuate people|
Finding A Better Way
I am an expatriate. In fact there are 5.5 million British Citizens like me living outside of the UK. Many of us work for British companies in relatively unstable countries. We pay little in the way of taxes to the UK. We do not consume any services provided in the UK such as education, NHS or social security. However we do require protection. Primarily we look to the Navy to provide this. What would be wrong with levying a small income tax (call it a citizens tax) on all Expats. Most expats would easily accept a flat 2% income tax if the funds were channeled to the Navy and Marines to provide a global emergency evacuation capability. My back of the fag packet calculations for 5.5 million expats with a per ca pita GDP of some $30,000 we could look to raise some $3.3 billion with a 2% tax. That's is enough to more than double the Navy's frigate budget and triple the amphibious fleet budget.