posted on Apr, 4 2008 @ 11:02 AM
I often sit and moan to myself about the state of the government and taxes and house prices and fuel prices and food prices etcetera etcetera blah
blah but I have really started thinking about the dynamics of my life.
Ok monday morning I get up and work until maybe 6pm, then I have to eat and I watch the news (of course the government shows me what they want me to
see) I then maybe see some friends or family for a couple of hours before going to bed or watch more TV... then I get up and work and the cycle
continues until the weekend where I have the choice of staying at home, or spending more money (even the free things cost to some degree because of
travel and food!).
At the end of the month payday comes and what happens, almost a third of my salary is taken by the greedy government... remember they have been
ripping me off throughout the month with interest, VAT, fuel tax, road tax, council tax and now income tax and national insurance.
You have to ask yourself, how is this justified? What am I getting for all this money I feed the government with? I rarely use medical or emergency
services (and when I need medication i have to pay for it despite the fact that my national insurance apparently contributes to the NHS), local
services are absolutely useless, the police don't really police the area, they send their minions (community support officers) out who have no power
to deal with an incident.. i know that is the decision of the government and not the police directly, I know they do the best they can do and i
respect what they do.
So in a nutshell, i work hard five days a week for most of the year and for all of this hard work, the government gets around 65% (or more?) of my
I want to eat proper food, pay my way and earn my OWN money to enjoy my life. Instead many of us have to resort to credit because we can't afford
everyday necesseties like.. A HOME, furniture and utility bills despite having a job. The gov love this because it means more money in the way of
interest being poured into the economy.
Ok, where does this money go.. to the armed forces on a war that most of us don't want, it pays the ridiculously high salarys of the politicians, It
buys banks that are in trouble, it pays into the transport system which usually means delayed trains, missing buses, bagage getting lost at T5
Heathrow and the occasional strike because the people driving the transport industry aren't getting payed enough. Oh and then there are the secret
government operations which probably cost millions or billions, but we are not allowed to know about them of course.
If anyone can explain to me how this is justified then please do, or if you are sick of the ridiculous taxes imposed on us all let me know your
thoughts. Surely there is a better way to run a country than to take money from us in this way?
Edit to say to Mods that this isn't in BTS or Abovepolitics because it is to highlight that beneath the supposed need for these taxes, we are just
the worker ants supporting the governments, what our money may be used for behind our backs and their ruling over the entire world!
[edit on 4-4-2008 by fiftyfifty]