Submitted by People’s Democratic Congress
The notion that “more than $200 million is said to be OWED to Government in VAT and Income Tax by several major enterprises, professional, and business people” (Weekend Nation, Friday, February 11, 2008), is absolute rubbish.
The principal reason why we in the PDC make this criticism is because the government has long been STEALING (TAXING) on a daily basis countless portions of the incomes of those enterprises, professional and business people that are referred to in the Weekend Nation newspaper story, as well as it has been STEALING (TAXING) on an every day basis countless more portions of the incomes of thousands of other people and entities in this country.
Whilst the PDC will not get side tracked by that $ 200 million figure, the fact of the matter is that none of those people/entities, as well as no one else in this country OWES the government any amount of TAXATION, or anything in TAXATION at any time. None of them or none of us in the general publics of this country OWES NOT ONE RED CENT to the government of Barbados in TAXATION!!! For, you owe nothing to a thief.
If anything it is the damn government that owes every TAX VICTIM in this country a fundamental duty to stop/to cease violating the income and property rights of our people as well as our businesses, owing to the unvarnished fact that our incomes are our incomes and NOT the government’s. And, if any thing too it is the government that OWES businesses and OWES its own workers for business and work done for it, and that must therefore make sure that these persons are compensated by fair means, e.g. by making sure that the money value of the people is utilized for such purposes, and NOT by stealing from the general income of the relevant individuals, businesses and others in this country.
For, the term to OWE – for purposes of this discussion – means the condition of a person or entity agreeing with another to render money or some thing else for some thing other that was previously done/given, or that has to be done still, wholly or partially.
Therefore, anything else that is said to be owed by some person/entity to another is as a primary result of some form of tyrannical thinking or sympathy imposed or conditioned by political autocrats, thugs and their supporters; or is as a consequence of some form of thinking that relates to sheer robbery, theft, deception, etc. Hence, TAXATION in Barbados and elsewhere is in existence for those and other reasons. Too, no doubt such thinking, and, more so, any such human actions consistent with such thinking, will certainly too be enough to be in violent contradistinction with any such agreements that form part of that condition.
What is far worse than the latter is that some of these same people and the representatives of these entities actually think that they OWE the Government what IS IN FACT theirs ( their income). This is a most vicious form of abnormal psychology that is associated with an extreme type of the victimhood, wherefore the victim does not properly understand that he or she is a victim of a particular disgusting inhuman process, i.e. this TAXATION process, and therefore largely mouths some of the vile language of that is taught to him by the oppressor – the TAX MAN. So, these people and these representatives must reverse entirely this psychology and must stop denying what is theirs – their income (rights) – and must defend it (them) not only in relationship to the average person, business, entity, but also in relationship to the government at all cost constitutionally legally.
So, while we hold no brief for the following businesses, we in the PDC would like to know what is it that Rayside Construction Co Ltd, Clarke’s Auto Express, Spektakula Promotions, Pierce Furniture and Furnishings, Sazzy Boutique, Wild Pair Shoes, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Divi South Winds, Grant’s Hotels, and so many others really OWE this TAX-thieving TAX-robbing Government in the form of income, for things that the government previously clearly did for them (sic), and which were things that were seen to be done and were hitherto agreed to between the government and them?
Now, will the real attorneys political engineers in this country stand up and be counted!! Where does the issue of legal consideration emerge in these joke cases? Where does the fundamental matter of consent on the part of TAX-victims come in in relation to such TAX-GRABBING behaviour? What fundamental fairness can any one of those companies business named in the said Weekend Nation article expect to be handed out to them in Courts in Barbados that are financed by the same stupid TAXATION system?? What is the nature of the relationship between a government that diabolically pushes up the costs of operating businesses and persons living in this country via TAXATION, and the TAX-VICTIMS whose incomes become terribly less once TAXATION continues to be imposed (matter of equity)?
Clearly, the onus of government is entirely to show and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt for the benefit of the education of the public, what it is that it would have clearly done for these particular people and entities, that in the final analysis they would be said by the Minister of Finance to so-called owe the government whatever amounts in TAXATION.
But, surely, we would expect that oppressive DLP and BLP governments in this country to continue – at least until a future PDC Government comes into existence – with this evil anti-poor anti-middle class practice of wickedly unproductively stealing income from the relevant people and other entities in this country based on false fictitious government expenditure figures, and, furthermore, to continue with this odious political practice of when these people and other entities having become so unable to, or when having not been in positions to hand over portions of their own incomes to the government, for the government to say to these people and other entities that they OWE the government in TAXATION, and furthermore that if they do not hand over whatever amounts of incomes to the government they would be threatened with property auctions, garnishee actions, etc.., by the government. What is any more fascist than these types of barbarous behaviour? What a sick joke!
In closing, we must appeal fervently to those businesses like Rayside Construction Co. Ltd, Cress, Spektakula Promotions, Pierce Furniture and Furnishings, Sazzy Boutique, Wild Pair Shoes, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Divi South Winds, Grant’s Hotels, and so many other businesses and other people that are getting destroyed discredited by this TAXATION system, to consider that they are far more powerful that this or any other government, and that they must come and join the PDC in this great big national thrust to once and for all remove from the political landscape of this country, this very evil scourge of TAXATION, so that the greater liberation and enfranchisement of our people in Barbados will be assured.