They say that the only two things that are inevitable are death and taxes.
The majority of taxes are reasonably moral, in that you pay them because you are getting something in return. You only pay a television licence if you are going to watch television. You only pay car taxes because you are going to use the roads. You pay income tax because someone has to pay for everything from street lighting to hospitals.
They are seriously talking about water charges and property taxes. Water charges are arguable because someone has to pay for the piping and all that shit. But what about property taxes?
I own my own house and land. What am I paying for with a property tax? Are they taxing me because I spent a lifetime paying off a fucking mortgage? If I don’t pay it, they can hardly take my property away from me? That would presumably leave a wedge shaped hole right down to the centre of the earth, which wouldn’t be very nice for the neighbours.
So what exactly am I paying for with this property tax? Am I paying for the right to live on my own land? Am I just being penalised for working hard all my life to pay for my current situation where I am retired and living on my own property?
They can go and fuck themselves.
They can’t evict me from a place that I own. Apart from anything else, I’m fairly sure the Constitution would have something to say about that?
They can put me back in gaol, but that will do them a fuck lot of good. It will cost them a shed load of money, and they still won’t get my property tax.
If I ever get a tax demand through the post I am simply going to readdress it.
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