It looks like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s warning is coming to pass. No, not about the curse of some poetic cat or mysterious opera fan, but about “an ‘exodus of talent’ from Britain as taxes skyrocket.”
The government has taken tax up to 50 per cent and if it goes up to 51, I will be back in America. I will not pay the government more than I get. No way, ever. They’ve reached their limit with me, and that’s what will happen to a lot of people. We’ve got three and a half million layabouts laying about on benefits, I’m 76, getting up at 6am to go to work to keep them. Let’s get everybody back to work so we can save a couple of billion and cut tax, not sticking it on.
Michael Caine? A conservative? He sure sounds like one. With taxes going up, how many more of my favorite actors might start coming out politically?
Caine will be arriving in an America where the President has pledged to increase taxes on the wealthy. So, it looks like Cain will have a pretty costly welcome here. Our government may be taking less than would the Brits, but, well, should he choose to live out here in California, he’ll be forking out just as much as he would in the UK, thanks, in large part to his fellow screen star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Caine should probably check out Texas.
Maybe there’ll be a part for him in the film version of Atlas Shrugged. The British Atlases are beginning to move their shoulders.
Where will people go when the Democrats are forced to raise taxes to pay for their spending binge?
UPDATE: Glenn has more about Caine’s comments on leaving Britain, adding “That’s how it will be here, too, it the current crowd gets its way. All in the name of equality!”