Tax and oil

The Northern Advocate - - Opinion -

Surely we all knew what was go­ing to hap­pen with this Gov­ern­ment: the word “tax” is en­graved on their mind­set. The idea is to ham­mer the worker and mid­dle-ofthe-road em­ployer who have worked their butts off all their lives to make good, then give it to those who haven’t, and try to tell us it will make a dif­fer­ence.

You can fool some of the peo­ple only some of the time, which brings me to a flash of rec­ol­lec­tion I had while con­tem­plat­ing my navel (though what rel­e­vance my navel had es­capes me): one of the first things this lot did was can­cel all “investigative” oil drilling li­cences of the same oil com­pa­nies that sup­ply us. That doesn’t seem very bright to me and do I de­tect a smidgen of scratch-my-back sce­nario — you work it out.

John Cob­bald


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