You know this one, three letter acronyms.
BUM, ACT, NSW, or BHA.
Like, what about this one – TAX.
Actually, I don’t think it is a TLA… but-
Everyone in government is whinging that there is not enough money for public spending.
THEY GET FREE AIR TRAVEL AND A HUGE BONUS ONCE THEY ARE OUT OF PARLIAMENT, cos they voted on it…
So what is this sort of thing- “VOTE FOR US- WE WILL CUT TAXES”.
They are there because a majority of people want other responsible adults, repeat ADULTS, to sort things in life out that they cannot control- individually- ie WAR, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, roads, trains, NURSES, sensible rules and laws, all that sort of thing.
Cutting taxes thses days is a problem for most pollies because of the thought of being UNPOPULAR is not a great idea, nor a vote getter.
To me, idiocy.
I think we all have, or most of us probably have cars, shelter, LED-TVs, mobile phones, broadband, and yes, plurals in there, guys, a lot have more than one thing!
So we all should be a bit more thoughtful on things like EMERGENCIES.
Would you not want an AMBULANCE to come get you if you were in danger of being really ill/wounded? And that the dang things would get you really quickly to a place where some one would look after you until you were BETTER?
ROADS. HOSPITALS. HEALTHWORKERS. TEACHERS. Pretty necessary for Modern Life.
AND SO IS A GOOD EDUCATION, free if everyone chips in a bit more.
Then there are or would be plenty of teachers, nurses,and others like for say- educated policemen [to handle the DISHONEST or VIOLENT or plain untrustworthy elements in a society]- ohh- a word- society- yes, to get along in a crowd, lets be responsible to each other and be SOCIALISTIC CAPITALISTS.
It works in lots of places.
If you don’t think like that, I reckon you better be a survivalist.
AN irritation and I am envious too, BUT Three hundred foot yachts for A FAMILY in The Med are pretty irresponsible, like when just over the horizon people are not living well on a dollar a day, or people are trying to get to a better place and drown cos their rotten old boat disentegrated about them as they try to escape their misery… Which they only found out was a life of misery cos Modern Civilisation was shown to Them by Modern Technology…
Back to TAX, we all pay anyway, what is a little more? Bugger the shareholders, ripping off us all so that their bottom line is not red and bugger corprations making sure that their corporate TAX rate is MINIMISED to THE MAXIMUM. No- not shoot ’em, TAX em aproperly, and don’t let them [“help”] run GOVERNMENTS anymore!
Note, I am not a party member or a supporter of the lying bastards- but remember- we all have to get along and some are better at smoothing or is that SMOOCHING along with people to get things done.
NOTE TWO- I just read novels on widows/ers, a book on two million years of climate change, a book on people making the thing that went Bang Twice in Japan, a book on the change of fortune of central Asian Silk Road cultures over the last five thousand years and why they are nearly now obliterated…
I read a lot.