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**A Draft for Lord Blackthorn and his Council**

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by FrejaSP, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. FrejaSP

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    I am writing on behalf of the citizens of Safe Haven and other small towns throughout Britannia. Since the rebuilding of Magincia business in the small towns and villages has diminished. People are struggling, food and resources are becoming scarce. Though we are excited at the rebirth of the Humble City, we fear the taxes and laws in place have created an unforeseen side effect of great economic inequality. The rich are becoming richer while the poor are becoming more desperate.

    People complain that there are too few shops in the small towns and the few there are, have little choice of product. If an item does not sell quickly, taxes will eat up the little profit. With few items in the stores, customers will choose to purchase in major cities.

    As Mayor of Safe Haven, It is my responsibility to see to the well being of our citizens and so I implore the King and Council to lower taxes so that we may once again sell and trade goods. As of now the taxes are to high, and a simple merchant can not compete with the wealthy landlords of Luna, Magincia and Tokuno. Where is all our tax money going?? To the large cities to pay for thier roads, new docks and guards while we continue to suffer without the same conveniences YET are required to pay the same taxes.

    Our proposal is to lower the taxes on vendor goods to 1% for a period of one year [month of May] as a test to determine if this will mitigate some of the economic stress and inequality we are suffering. It does not matter if this is applied to just the rural communities or Britannia as a whole, in either case it is our belief such a decree would level the economic field and spur growth in rural areas while driving prices down in the rich areas due to increased competition.

    Should this year of relief prove to be beneficial to the land and its people we propose a vote to make the change permanent.

    Sincerely, Freja, Mayor of Safe Haven
     
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