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Should we stop paying our taxes?

14 August 2012, 08:17

Monday morning in Cape Town and I’m driving into work. Normal routine is to switch on 567 Cape Talk and get the low down on what’s happening! This morning I had a serious case of Déjà Vu as I heard Kieno talking about numerous roads that are closed due to “service delivery protests”. I immediately got angry which is a fair response to this BS that is going on.

It is common knowledge amongst the educated news reading public that the ANCYL are behind these marches, vomiting service delivery rhetoric while trying to make the Western Cape look bad to the uneducated masses in the hopes of drumming up more support for the ANC in the next elections.  Now I am a DA supporter and I will be until the DA starts making mistakes and the ANC starts doing things right, then I will vote ANC, that’s the beauty of a Democracy. If you are not going to do the job right we will vote in somebody who will.

This brings me to my point. The majority of tax payers come from a small segment of our society, a segment made up of all races. We pay for the poor uneducated masses, the roads, hospitals their electricity, water etc. All countries have poor communities it’s an unfortunate fact of life but our government wants to provide people with a free standing RDP house rather than council flats that can house far more people in a smaller piece of land. Beggars can’t be choosers. Now the money we pay the government is used for their personal enrichment and places like Zumaville which is already in a shambles. The damage done by these protesters is paid for by you and me, the same people that struggled to get into work this morning because of these protests.

We can’t go out into the streets and march, because we know that won’t work. Peaceful protests don’t work in this country. So what can we do, as taxpaying South Africans? We can bring the government to its knees by withholding our tax payments, that’s what we can do! When the money starts to dry up the Government will have no choice but to listen to the demands of the people who actually run this economy, you and me! We are the ones that generate the taxes the government are wasting. They do not govern despite of us, they govern because of us, and they should govern at our pleasure, but we all know it will be a long time before that happens. At least until Jesus comes wasn’t it?

So if I withhold my taxes I will have zero effect on anything, but if we all do it we create a powerful tool that can wake up the people in power. All we need to do is withhold one month. Or all pay a week late. The government will see that should we choose to, there are enough of us willing to make a difference. Maybe things will change for the better!

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