Book tax speaks vol­umes about pri­or­i­ties

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - An­thony Rockel Pla­cen­tia

In a breath­tak­ingly stupid move that has no doubt made us the laugh­ing­stock of the de­vel­oped and de­vel­op­ing world, the Dwight Ball gov­ern­ment has im­posed a 10 per cent tax on books. Our gov­ern­ment im­ple­mented this tax-grab with amaz­ing alacrity, but when crit­ics called for a sim­i­lar tax on junk food, our fear­less lead­ers whined about the over­whelm­ing com­plex­i­ties of such a task.

With a tax on books, but none on junk food, Dwight and his min- ions have un­veiled their unique vi­sion state­ment for this prov­ince: “A wide arse and a nar­row mind.”

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