Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 25/05/2001

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday May 25, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd., the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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Oh yawn, more of the same. The budget, I mean. Taxes & handouts, taxes & handouts. I'm not sure who was worse yesterday - Dr Cullen writing out his prescription for theft, or Jenny Shipley complaining that it wasn't enough: this was the lowest increase in health expenditure since 1991, she bleated, & the government wasn't doing enough for Maori. Barf!

A fellow e-mailed me the other day with a list of gripes. He's one of that ever-dwindling, increasingly persecuted minority, people who work. There's nothing in the budget to ease his load, plenty to place more of the load of the unproductive on his back. Here's his list:

Gripe 1 - Taxation

Two years ago a fellow work mate looked at his current situation and realised he was getting close to thirty but had no savings and no house so he made a decision to change his ways. He paid off his debts, worked long hours and got a bonus and a pay rise for his efforts. Just when things were looking better the government deemed him to be wealthy and bumped his tax rate up to 33% [now 39%]. It does not make sense to steal from the people who a trying to get their head above water just to support Frau Clark's policies of supporting dole bludgers at the expense of the airforce and police force.

Gripe 2 - Services

The Upper Hutt police station had its funding reduced so they had to lose staff to the point where it could not function anymore, so it has been shut down and there is only one policeman patrolling Upper Hutt. Question: how can taxes increase but services decrease?

Gripe 3 - Milage Tax

As you know you receive compensation for using your own vehicle to help out your employer. This money goes toward petrol and wear & tear on your car, but the govenrment has decided this is profit therefore should be taxed. imagine their surprise when I send them a bill for my tyres and cost of registration. Registration (spit) - approximately $118 for six months, most of which goes to ACC. Another way to steal money and make it look kosher.

Gripe 4 - Starting a business & misc.

I have a great idea for a business but there is no way I am going to attempt to start it with current laws and restrictions. Apparently NZ has a poor savings record. My guess is that that's because of taxes and the fact that we don't fart money. If we did no doubt we would have an anus tax. I will look forward to that one.

Every day I listen to your show. It becomes clearer why we celebrate Guy Fawkes night.

Well, "dynamite" would be one way to describe the Libertarianz alternative budget on /lotsofmaths/ It would be the beginning of the end of legalised theft - all of it would be gone after five years. I commend it to my e-mailer's - & your - attention.

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