Submitted by Charles Knighton
It is a shame Mr. Sanka Price “CRUEL crying out for relief” June 29th Nation, penned his comment before the Land Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance & Planning posted this year’s “Notice of Valuation”. Government seems utterly determined to undermine its citizen’s discretionary spending which supports the entrepreneurial classes Mr. Price mentioned in order to support a bloated, inefficient bureaucracy which is rapidly becoming rapacious.
The only difference from last year’s valuation to this year’s is that both I as well as my home are one year more decrepit. Considering that, as well as the current economic malaise I found myself bemused to note an almost THIRTY PERCENT increase in the “improved value” of my property. My wife commented that as far as contemplated renovations were concerned we may have to either postpone or cancel, as now ” another shoe has fallen”. In agreeing, I noted that since the current government came to power shoes have been falling as salt from a shaker, and they bruise when they hit.
Should government continue their confiscatory policies in an effort to sustain the unsustainable, they may expect a Pyrrhic victory.