Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Well, I'll Be Damned.

In Western countries we are used to seeing leftists argue for higher taxes. But in the Philippines they are actually fighting a tax increase. Why can't our leftists be like that?

"A higher sales tax has come into force in the Philippines, where it is expected to hit consumers already struggling with rising fuel costs.

President Gloria Arroyo's government says raising the value-added tax (VAT) rate from 10% to 12% is a key reform....

.....But the broader and higher tax has proved deeply unpopular as millions of impoverished Filipinos try to cope with higher fuel, electricity and transport costs following a surge in global oil prices.

Leftist groups held small protests around the country against the VAT changes."


Blogger apa666 said...

Jag slår vad om att denna VAT dessutom är den enda skatten på deras bränsle.

Vi i Sverige/Europa är så hunsade att det inte ens är roligt.

5:40 PM  

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