Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Politics of envy.

I've known for a long time about the politics of envy and it's one of the main downsides to democracy.

Now it seems that the discussions about individual houses being subject to taxation depending on double glazing, how many toilets you have and all the rest is moving into a new stage. It seems the government are starting work on gathering the data. Read more here.

The more money you have invested in your property the more it is going to cost you in tax. Of course having double glazing means you need to pay more to use the library, get your street cleaned and light up outside your house. Not sure of the logic there but that is the way the equation is set up. You have already paid for new double glazing but now have to pay to keep it. Effectively paying rent to a useless third party for your own property. For no benefit whatsoever.

As the saying goes 'Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner' It's not though. The politics of envy are such that anything that is seen as above a certain standard has to be paid for over, and over, again. The downtrodden masses. Even those that are not downtrodden but merely lazy and inept need to be kept funded.

It's hardly worth having any aspirations in this country. Anything you do to better yourself will result in increased costs and work. No wonder so many can't be bothered.


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