Tab keeps grow­ing

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The mid­dle classes and the pri­vate sec­tor are once more be­ing called upon to pay a huge amount of taxes and be­cause most of these peo­ple are con­sci­en­tious and law-abid­ing, and care for their coun­try, they will do so even if they have ex­hausted what­ever they had man­aged to set aside. This does not mean, how­ever, that they don’t have the right to be an­gry. Cit­i­zens in other coun­tries of Europe also pay high taxes but they en­joy a high level of ser­vices, such as in healthcare, ed­u­ca­tion and jus­tice. The politi­cians in those coun­tries re­spect ev­ery euro paid by the taxpayers and are held ac­count­able for how they spend it. Politi­cians here, in­clud­ing law­mak­ers to­day, per­ceive the state as a prize and use our taxes to main­tain a gi­gan­tic and in­ad­e­quate civil ser­vice. Some­one even­tu­ally has to con­trol the tax raid and start man­ag­ing the public cof­fers more ef­fec­tively be­cause the day will come when those who usu­ally pick up the tab will ei­ther refuse or be un­able to do so.

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