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!