Creating more revenue must be seen differently. We in SA are quick to copy overseas thinking, But with different intentions. In England where sin taxes have been placed on cigarettes and booze, they offer free health care.Low unemployment .We have high unemployment and we do not have free health care or sustainable pension care in SA .
So when you pinching so much money off every beer and every smoke lit?
What are you achieving ?
I tell you what? you taking a college fund away from a child and taking food from a mans future away.
We need more business in SA to make more money. Period.
Lets look at all sectors and initiate growth in all sectors.
Grow the working people in SA.
Lower the unemployment.
That way, the government has less burdens and earns more money.
Anyway, wonder if I thought this wonderful logic up, or is it in fact common sense ?
When Sin tax is mentioned, Creative policy is ignored, Growing revenue is not by making more of something you already getting from.
Create more work to earn more.
Stupid SA government at present .
Come on Gordon , You seem a smart man,
Illegal cigarette trade and illegal booze trade will grow and grow and grow.
That is what sin taxes cause.
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