How Governments Steal from the Poor

08 Mar

My maid, for example, may not pay income tax, but large chunks of every purchase she makes go to the government. Whenever she buys pulses or rice or soap and schoolbooks for her children, she is helping to fund the government’s activities, including moustache allowances. If she realised the extent to which she is being robbed, she would be rather upset at Sania Mirza asking the government to allot her land for a tennis academy, or Amitabh Bachchan getting tax relief on his KBC earnings of more than 50 crore. My maid bears their burden.

The Eminent Blogger is at it again. I found myself nodding in agreement time & again as I read his latest spotlight on taxation, and how taxes have become a medium for the government to steal from poor for some fickle-minded, hair-brained schemes that do little good to the purpose of governance!

Read the whole thing here.


Posted by on March 8, 2007 in Life, Quotes


2 responses to “How Governments Steal from the Poor

  1. madmouser

    March 9, 2007 at 4:03 am

    How do we make this stop and go away?

  2. The Red Dirt Chronicle

    September 22, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    The government made a mistake by not regulating our mortgage industry. However the government bail of of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and all the failed investment houses, may be a greater mistake. They are adding another trillion dollars of federal debt to take care of industry debt.

    “What is wrong with this picture? Millions are being forced out of their homes and losing their jobs with nowhere to go while these fat cats continue stoking on their Cubans with disconnected indifference. They got their’s. Where’s ours? Why aren’t the Feds bailing out the homeowners who were victimized by greedy market manipulation?”


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