Today is Budget Day.
I am not particularly worried and am almost looking forward to the challenge.
It saddens [and slightly nauseates] me when I hear people saying things like they don’t mind paying taxes, or it’s their duty to pay taxes. it infuriates me even more when I hear people saying that other countries pay such-and-such a tax and therefore it’s only right that we pay it. What a load of unadulterated weapons grade crap.
Let us suppose for the sake of argument that a bloke comes knocking on my door offering satellite television. He says I can have six channels for X amount per month. I say fair enough and I sign up.
Two months later, he writes to me and says that they are giving me an extra hundred channels and are doubling my payments. I don’t particularly want those channels but I go along with it anyway.
Later they say they are going into the broadband business and they have to hike up my payments to pay for the roll-out costs even though I don’t want the service. I tell them to fuck themselves but they say I have signed the contract and that they are going to take their payment from my salary before I even get paid.
After a while they grant them selves huge pay increases, along with lavish holidays for their family and friends. My payments go up again.
They then join a conglomeration of other satellite providers and once again my payments are hiked to cover the membership fees.
Then some company I have never heard of that is some subsidiary of the satellite company goes bust owing billions. Once again my monthly payments sky-rocket and I am told that I have no option but to pay.
At this stage, I am still only watching my original six channels but now I am paying nearly two thirds of my income into a company that seems to think it has a divine right to every cent I own.
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I have reached the stage where I consider it my civic duty, nay a moral obligation to avoid paying tax.
They say there is to be a Property Tax. They can go fuck themselves. Drink and tobacco increases? God bless the Man with a Van. Car tax increases? Have they never heard of Photoshop and colour printers? Heh! Green taxes? Go kiss my methane emitting arse.
The rebellion is about to commence.