I see our gubmint is crying into its coffers over the size of the Black Market.
Boo fucking hoo.
I have no sympathy. It’s their own damned fault.
They are taxing us at every level, with the low to middle income earners the hardest hit. There are two outcomes – your ordinary Joe Rasher doesn’t have the disposable income to spare, and trades and services are too expensive. Result? Tradesmen take cash so everyone is happy except the gubmint.
As for the cigarettes, they were warned before the last budget that any increase in tax would lead to people just switching to the White Van Man. Would they listen? Would they hell. They upped the tax on the most expensive cigarettes in Europe and then wonder why people get their supplies elsewhere. Fucking idiots.
there are those who say we have a moral duty to pay tax.
If taxes are going towards the pay packets of nurses and teachers, then maybe there is an argument there, but when they are going towards European gamblers and to pay for our gubmint’s little perks and excessive pensions then I say there is a moral duty not to pay them.
So if you want to supply me with goods or services, take note – I only pay cash on the nail. If I want some plumbing fixed or some building done, I don’t see why the gubmint should feel entitled to a cut.
The moaners in gubmint have no right to whinge about the Black Market.
They are the ones creating it.