Wednesday 7 December 2016

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.

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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.

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