Thursday, March 13, 2008

Bloatermog Green Tax: Not a political person usually, but The Budget effects everyone, so I felt obliged to send the email below to Sky News.
Can someone in our Government tell us where the Green Tax revenue is going? What kind of Account are they putting it in? Yes, what ARE they going to do with the revenue from 'gas guzzlers'? Are they going to pay to have a piece of polluted air cleaned? Are they going to get a huge refrigerator sent to the Polar Regions to stop them thawing?
No! It's just another great big con!
The problem is we have to pay these New Taxes whether we like it or not, and it seems no one has the sense, except me, to ask what they are going to spend the revenue on?
The 'Plastic Bag Tax' requires much the same answer, what are they going to do with the revenue? Get the Council's to remove the bags from the garbage and dispose of them safely, instead of going to landfill as usual? They say the plastic bag takes 1,000 years to degrade, but they were brought into being in the 1960's, so they haven't been around for 1,000 years for someone to make this profound judgement!
Of course, I'll get the usual auto-reply of "Thank you for your communication for which Sky News is grateful; you may or may not receive a reply blah-blah-blah" which means Sky News only Broadcast News they want us to hear, so if you don't believe in 1984, then you'd best think again!
Why should our Government be permitted to take this revenue and NOT tell us HOW they are going to improve these Green Issues which they give the impression they are worried about? If they were so concerned about the fate of our planet, they would stop Gas Guzzlers and Plastic Bags being manufactured RIGHT NOW; instead of just hiking up the price (again) and not telling us what the increase in revenue will be spent on? Indeed, the main-man's words ring true yet again, Just 'Cos You Got The Power, That Don't Mean You Got The Right!