Aging Society 05

TOPIC

Tax system for the aging society

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 As the society has been aging rapidly, there are more and more problems and now I would like to suggest changes in tax system to improve the aging society.
 Firstly, the government should abolish consumption tax because it promotes more consumption and reduces the burden on elderly people, consequently it enhances the economy. Therefore, the abolition of consumption tax surely ameliorates the aging society.
 Secondly, the government should abolish the present pension system because it has a lot of problems and is no longer sustainable. Furthermore, it is so unfair that already rich politicians can receive pension just by 10 years payment while ordinary citizens have to pay for 25 years in order to be a recipient. Hence it is better to abolish this unfair system altogether.
 Thirdly, the government should establish “elderly support tax” instead of pension where how much people must pay depends on their income similarly to income tax and all the elderly people can receive the same amount no matter how much they have paid. This is a great way for the rich to support the poor.
 In conclusion, I believe that it is better to abolish consumption tax and the present pension system, and establish the “elderly support tax” in order to improve the society.

メモ

高齢化社会の税制度です。

消費税の廃止
年金制度の廃止
年金制度の代わりに「高齢者支援税」なる税制度を作る

と言う感じで、書いてみました。
ちなみに、「高齢者支援税」は私が勝手に思いついたもので、納付額を所得に比例させて税金と言う形で集めて、高齢者はいくら払ったかに関係なく皆同じ金額が受給できる、というもので、こうすれば富裕層が貧困層に支援できるのでは、と考えてみました。
海外の貧困を支援する人は多いのに、国内の貧困層を助けようとする人が少ないので、こういうのもいいのでは、と思って書いてみました。
(お金をあまり使いたくない富裕層の人達には怒られてしまいそうですが笑)