PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
MarkH
 
Comments: 18
Article views: 1363
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all MarkH's badges.
 

This article has been selected as an Editor’s Choice report. Articles are selected based on quality of writing, audience response, newsworthiness and originality, and is at the discretion of the MyNews24 editors.

The real power in SA - the taxpayers

14 April 2012, 11:52

I do believe that the ANC government are finally getting hit where they can least afford it – in their collective pockets – and I’m chuckling to myself as I write this.

The current leadership of the ANC have really lived it up these past couple of years, spending freely and indulging themselves to the absolute limit. First class world travel, extensive “fact finding” trips, seats at World Cups, Olympics and any other event they could think of, top of the range homes in exclusive areas, the most expensive cars that money can buy, dining and drinking expensively - even residing, sometimes for months on end - at the best establishments.

They have ensured that their families and even friends have benefited extensively from their positions by way of private schooling and with “tenderpreneurship” they have opened the way for many – if not all – to become wealthy beyond their dreams.

They have been living life lavishly with bodyguards and cavalcades of blue lights to escort them when they have to step out of their luxurious surroundings and perhaps mingle with us peasants.

Generally they have really had a lot of fun and have now proved beyond doubt to everyone that they can indeed live it up with the best.

Ah yes, life is good when you are one of the elite, one of the royalty in South Africa where the people stand in awe of your serene comings and goings.

Amidst all this joviality they are now discovering, to their absolute consternation it must be said, that the people who made this all possible – us stupid taxpayers who work hard, all our lives, for our families and our moderate lifestyles – are no longer willing to just cough up continuously, especially when they attempt to foist upon us more expenses which we didn’t ask for - like their e-tolls, their stupid youth league and it’s even more stupid leadership and their wanton, spendthrift ways.

After years of excess in every which way they suddenly can’t understand why we are unhappy with their continual attempts to place good-for-nothing buddies in high places and why we no longer wish to tolerate misrule, maladministration, corruption and nepotism at the highest level.

How does it feel, ANC, to now discover that we don’t all love you, that we’re not all willing to just continue, mindlessly, giving you our hard-earned cash?

How does it now feel to discover that we – the taxpayers – are the ones who actually control what’s in that purse, the strings of which you manipulate so easily and thoughtlessly?

Did none of you ever realize that at some point we’d say, “No, no more”?

Silly you!

The cities are no longer interested in your attempts to host more “world class” events like the 2013 AFCON, the people are no longer interested in your e-tags, or e-tolls, your SABC, your free spending habits, your attempts to circumvent the law, your poor excuses and your attempts to take, take and then take some more from us just so that you can continue living the life you’ve dreamed of.

You’ve loved the partying, you’ve loved the elevated social lives we’ve enabled you to have for so long now and you’ve really enjoyed believing that this master-slave relationship you’ve so carefully cultivated with us mere mortals – us tax-paying mortals – would last forever.

Well, it’s over and we’re not going to do it anymore.

Not until you show us that you too are willing to go that extra mile, like you expect us to. Not until you provide us with law and order, transparency, cost effectiveness, efficiency, schools, hospitals, maintenance of structures and infrastructure.

Not until you get off your high horses and out of your luxury cars and homes and walk once more amongst the people and see how we live and what we want.

We’re no longer interested in what you want – you have it all.

Now we want what we want, what you promised, and that doesn’t seem to be going down so well.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
MikeFraser
Consider this

Consider this. You are a member of a powerful, influential organisation/business. Read more...

3 comments 89 views
Submitted by
The Last Contrarian
The Contrarian Eats Frog

My ongoing adventure in Asia continues to subject my palate to new, exotic, and unconventional foods. Read more...

2 comments 52 views
Submitted by
Marcelle van Zyl
A homeless man and his dog Shadey...

Today I saw the most beautiful moment between a homeless man and his pet. Read more...

3 comments 391 views
Submitted by
Neil Van Der Linde
Viva LAS VEGAS...

Vegas was our first point of entry on our Journey West and we arrived with our veins still pumping full of roller-coaster fueled adrenaline from our Florida stint.  Read more...

1 comments 37 views
Submitted by
Neil Van Der Linde
The Magic of a Winter Wonderland ...

We were fortunate enough to visit this Winter Wonderland while it was coated in layers of snow. Read more...

0 comments 23 views
Submitted by
Nishta Sookdiyal
Deputy Minister of Higher Educati...

The Tanzanian and South African Heritage play a major role in South Africa’s liberation struggle. Read more...

7 comments 135 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.