The Kaiser's sparkling wine tax

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The Kaiser's sparkling wine tax

Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:16 pm

Did you know that in 1902 the Kaiser put a tax on sparkling wine (Schaumweinsteuer) in order to finance the warship building program and the construction of the Kiel Canal (Kaiser Wilhelm Kanal or Nordsee-Ostsee Kanal)? This tax is still in effect in Germany today, with some minor interruptions, and it now includes also fortified wines like Port.

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Postby Gary » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:30 pm

Hi Ulrich.

It couldnt be as bad as the fuel tax we British have to pay.
The British government has a fetish for taxing fuel
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Postby RF » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:52 pm

Gary wrote:Hi Ulrich.

It couldnt be as bad as the fuel tax we British have to pay.
The British government has a fetish for taxing fuel


But its not for the RN though is it?

More for Gordon Brown's army of quangos and bureaucrats. And lets not forget the EU, the biggest waste of taxpayers money ever.
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Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:44 pm

army of quangos


Translate, please.
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Postby iankw » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:25 pm

A 70s term I believe Ulrich. It is short for Quasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation ie an organisation supposedly independent of government set up to carry out some aspect of government. At least that was always my understanding of it. As RF says most people saw them as large drains on the public purse for little or no gain - they were, in my recollection, often stuffed with political favourites.

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Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:11 am

Thanks. Oh, we have that here, too. Here in the USA it is: "pork barrel spending" or "member item" or "discretionary funds". :evil:
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Postby Karl Heidenreich » Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:40 pm

Worldwide those organizations are called:
Crypto Socialist Political Correct Worthless Organization.

Sometime ago a chinese analyst said something very, but very true:
western societies, specially Europe, are asking themselves the wrong questions, hence, receiving inapropiate answers. Nowadays Europe great question is NOT if a Continental Constitution is appropiate or not, but how to kick out all the muslims living from the welfare of European states.
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Boaahhhh

Postby Laurenz » Wed May 16, 2007 9:00 am

Dear Sirs,
i thought you do not like politics!!??

For your information, in germany the fuel taxes are around 80 cent and something cent, shared in three parts. Fuel tax, Öko tax and Umsatz-Tax.

The kaiser's sparkling wine tax is still intact, but the money is not used for the navy.

Germany is the country with the most worse tax system over the world.
And the Germans are still not able to defend themselves against such a dictation. They did not learned anything from their own history.

In Spiegel is commented that some European politicians are angry about the fact that the European comission is building up more buerocrats in each country of the EU.

Its funny to see that Bundeswehr is in action in Afghanistan to defend the heroin street against the taliban moslems in spite of the fact that they should do it in germany.

I read the koran and the bible in german. From the philosophical viewpoint
the difference between Islam and Christianity is not so big, better said, very similar. Both are in common that people, mainly the religious leaders
are not doing, what the books are telling them.

For people who are interested i can give via pn some information about books which show the philsophical forecasts of Mr. Hitler.
His analysis of the future is very similar to our reality now.
Another guy with well visions in this matter is Mr. Goerge Orwell :-)

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Postby paul mercer » Wed May 16, 2007 12:04 pm

RF wrote:
Gary wrote:Hi Ulrich.

It couldnt be as bad as the fuel tax we British have to pay.
The British government has a fetish for taxing fuel


But its not for the RN though is it?

No, shame about that, we'd have our new aircraft carriers in no time if it did!
Still, I suppose they could slap an extra tax on Plymouth Gin as it is now officially adopted by the RN!

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Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Wed May 16, 2007 12:20 pm

BTW Plymouth Gin has a nice website that makes me thirsty :lol:
http://plymouthgin.com/
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Re: Boaahhhh

Postby RF » Fri May 18, 2007 9:53 am

Laurenz wrote:
Germany is the country with the most worse tax system over the world.
And the Germans are still not able to defend themselves against such a dictation. They did not learned anything from their own history.

Kind regards,
L.


Well, Germany has to bankroll the EU, along with the British, and as the EU accumulates the East European countries in membership it is getting very expensive!

What is needed Laurenz is a German version of our UK Independence Party and millions of people to vote for it.
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Postby RF » Fri May 18, 2007 9:55 am

paul mercer wrote:
RF wrote:
Gary wrote:Hi Ulrich.

It couldnt be as bad as the fuel tax we British have to pay.
The British government has a fetish for taxing fuel


But its not for the RN though is it?

No, shame about that, we'd have our new aircraft carriers in no time if it did!


Get rid of the quangos - all of them - then you can have the carriers, reduced tax on fuel and a better health service!
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Sparkling wine tax :-)

Postby Laurenz » Fri May 18, 2007 6:39 pm

Dear RF,

such a party might be not bad at all. :-)

But as i mentioned, the Germans learned nothing really.
The public system is very old. Nothing has
really changed.
In each western country the press release is more free than
in Germany. The French and the British news are really different
from ours.
Pressure from the authorities is more subtile than in former times,
but pressure exists.
In a comparison to Skandinavia nothing happens here, since more
than a half century :-)
In this case unfortunately we are not British enough.
Kind regards and a nice weekend,
L.


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