The figures are scary. Over 16 million people on social grants. Zuma builds his palace for R246 million. The ANC has wasted or stolen SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND MILLION RANDS so far, and every week brings stories of new thefts of millions from the public kitty. So where does all this money come from? The answer: our taxes. And who pays those? According to economist Mike Schussler, 95% of all taxes are paid by just 3 million South Africans. ALL taxes! This figure is absolutely true. It means income tax, VAT, corporate tax, fuel tax, carbon tax, CGT, estate duty and all the many other stealth taxes imposed by the ANC government. Personal income tax accounts for about 34% of our total tax income, followed by VAT at around 26% and corporate tax at about 20%. Obviously people who earn more, buy more and thus contribute more to our national budget. So who ARE those 3 million that pay 95% of all social grants, 95% of all public healthcare, 95% of all the fancy limo's so beloved by our government, 95% of all public education, 95% of all the fatcat salaries earned by government ministers. My guess is that very few of them are ANC supporters. Another scary figure is that a number of the 3 million who pay 95% of all taxes are government employees - who are simply funded by our taxes and then pay tax back on that. In other words, just a recycling of our taxes. So in fact there are very few South Africans who are carrying a crippling tax burden. And because of the ANC's socialistic reverse-apartheid policies, more and more of these people are emigrating. Just in my own circle of friends, I know of at least 8 people who are leaving. So how long before the Golden Goose - the couple of million who actually pay for South Africa to run - leave for greener pastures? Who will then pay for social grants, healthcare, education and the rest? Consider this very carefully before you cast your vote next time. Because when the Golden Goose dies, so does South Africa.