Tax on texts
Published 23/01/2012 | 05:00
May I suggest a few extra taxes that the Government may have missed in its recent cash grab? The 'walking while texting' tax, for example -- to be levied on everyone, since nearly all of us have mobile phones, send texts, and walk, and thus might have an accident and need to access public health services.
The 'future politician' tax, which would be levied on all citizens because they might think of going into politics and cost us a fortune in pensions and benefits.
These are laughable and relate to choices we could, rather than do, make. So does the change in the television licence fee arrangements.