Thursday, 11 February 2010

Strings, violins, and paper hanky time again.

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It's that time of year again when we hear all the moans, and excuses from our local councils,of the cuts they will have to make, pleading poverty every year, no matter how much they rake in, giving us plenty warning of the grim future they plan for us.
Once this stage has passed and they have run out of reasons why they want more money, they then have to prove to the government that they are collecting a bigger percentage of the taxes than ever.
It's then they brag about how much they have collected, because it suits them, but we all know since the credit crunch that they collect enough taxes to stash away millions in Icelandic Banks and who knows where else.
Money they have managed to cream off us every year, supposedly for a rainy day. HUH!
If they are catching most of the council tax dodgers then they must be well in pocket now, because in past years that was their famous poverty excuse when they raised our taxes well above the inflation rate in the pretence that it was to cover these dodgers.
Millions creamed off, stashed in Icelandic banks, and most of the taxes now being collected.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time!
Forget the excuses this year, no one is listening.

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  1. If misery likes company, you have it as any of us in the United States could write the same thoughts and we'd be in sync as we are taxed and abused with fees to the degree it's been disheartening. And most of us feel it's impossible to do a darn thing about it.

    Dorothy from grammology

  2. I know what you mean Dorothy, we used to be able to get rid of them come election time, but right now one is as bad as the other.

  3. Ah, when you are done with playing with the strings that you can't play, come and check out what I have for you on my blog!

  4. Very intriguing W.S.G. I'll be there.