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November 25, 2005

When Taxes are Unfair

...people won't pay them.

In the UK, you have to buy a license to view your TV. Naturally tax-evasion is rampant:

One evader told the inspectors: “That’s not a TV, it’s a fish tank.” Equally inventive was the evader in Newport, Gwent, who said: “I never use my set. I just switched on EastEnders to see if it affected my radio reception.”

Another evader in Dunfermline, Fife, offered the tortuous explanation: “I don’t need a TV licence because I only watch Australian soaps and, as far as I’m aware, you don’t need a licence in Australia.”

Total bullcrap.
Property, gasoline, and liquor taxes in the US are bad enough. But this kind of purposeless, petty, nickel-and-diming abuse of the populace is the stuff of Republican nightmares.

UPDATE: Check out this site, apparently Britons aren't the sheep the Beeb would hope they'd be.

Thanks, Cheshire Cat.


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