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12 April 2011 at 13:20 - Posted by Anonymous

Tax and Toll Fee e-mailer doing the rounds - Read to comment


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An email doing the rounds in South Africa. Read and comment.

This is an e-mail doing the circulation at the moment.
Only posting this for comment purposes. 

 
Taxes and Open Road Toll Fees 
People should not install the transponders but still use the highways and force the government to issue accounts and summonses to all motorists until such time they drop the prices. The government will be forced to send out millions of accounts every month and they don't have the man power to do it. This is the best and easiest way to boycott the system. What is the government going to do about motorists from other neighbouring countries that don't have these transponders? 
 
South Africans are too complacent and its time we fight back. WE have paid for these roads. Now they are also proposing a 1% tax to fund SABC. If two people are working in one house hold how much is it going to cost?? Where is it going to stop?
 
Has anyone thought just how much tax we are already paying? 
 
a. 35% on your salary
b.14% on everything you buy (bar fresh produce) and services rendered.
c. Carbon tax if you buy a new car (besides the 14% VAT you have to pay)
d. Tax on the fuel you put in your car to run it.
e. Toll on our roads – and for some it is going to come to a whopper of 10% of your salary (If you earn R10 000.00 a R1 000 would go toward tolling if you migrate between PTA and JHB every day.) – Bully to try and pacify me with the idea that I can claim it back from my income tax!!! I have to fork out the money first. Going on holiday to DBN? Remember to save up your R1000.00 for tolling.
 
To say the least – For every R10.00 you earn, the government is already taking approx R6.00 and still they want more. Are you happy with the R4.00 you are getting?
 
NICE!!!!!
 
When are we going to get up and do something about it? Where is all the money going to? It is definitely not being spent on what it should be – our hospitals are in a state of disrepair, our schools in shambles, our roads full of potholes, our water contaminated, sewers not working, left in the dark because Eskom failed to do their upgrades, the poor are poorer still, municipalities on the brink of collapse, and so the list goes on.
 
Heard about the youth day celebration that cost R100 million? Mmmm... did you pay for it? Oh yes sir/madam you did! R100 million that could have paid for a couple of things our country needed more.
 
And to put the numbers in perspective:
 
The  next time you hear an SA politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you wanted the 'politicians'  spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its press releases.
A.   A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B.   A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C.   A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D.  A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E.    A billion Rand ago was only 27 hours and 12 minutes at the rate our SA government is spending it.
 
Building Permit Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporation Tax
Income Tax
VAT
Fishing Licence Tax
Food Licence Tax
Fuel LicenceTax
Petrol/Diesel Tax
Hunting Licence Tax
Luxury Tax
Property Tax
Service charge taxes
Capital gains Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax 
Local Tax
Vehicle Licence Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
 
Not one of these taxes existed 20 years ago...
 
And our nation was one of the most  prosperous in Africa.
We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in Africa And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
What the HELL happened ?
 
ANSWER: Look at who controls the Government.....and is 'running' the country....
INTO THE GROUND - on YOUR and MY 'billions'!!!
 
I  hope this goes around At least a billion times
 
~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN

 

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