Tax us yes, but do so fairly
With continued talk about the removal of the fuel subsidy and the return of the property tax, one is left to wonder if this Government thinks only in a straight line.
Obviously some sort of property tax is needed but no one should be penalised via taxation for improving their home, especially as it earns no income. Rent for those persons who do not own or cannot afford their own homes would increase with any increase in property tax. By extension the cost of living would increase.
Removal of the fuel subsidy would also hasten the aforementioned increase in the cost of living. The cost of goods and services is sure to go up and some may use this as an excuse to increase profit margins unfairly.
The trade unions would soon be knocking on the doors of the Treasury to ensure that their members keep up with the rising cost of living. As a slap in the face for the rest of the working class, the persons who are calling for the removal of the fuel subsidy and return to a new property tax structure can well afford those changes.
Reneging on campaign promises once votes and power are secured seems to be the forte of the present crop of politicians in power.