16.4.07

MANIC MONDAY - TAXES

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Pookie fainted after looking at her tax bill for her litterbox !

The theme today would make all treasury secretaries of the world very happy. If in normal life they are quite boring and unimaginative and usually not creative at all, when it comes to invent taxes, they suddenly devolp an extraordinary phantasy ! With hungry eyes and pointed ears they look and hear everywhere where they could get some more taxes to collect ! 

I suppose it's in every country the same, and in this one our treasury secretary, hasn't slept either ! After taxes on house, ground, car, bykes and motorbykes, heritage, income, pensions and fortune (yes even that, it's better you remain poor !) he now saw his chance in air pollution, world warm ups, smogs and ozon.

He happily rubbed his hands and his heart was full of joy ! What kind of taxes could he create to also profit from our sick globe ? The garbadge ! Yes ! that's a good idea but how ? He thought it over and over and then had the idea of his life ! Just banning the heavy metal garbadge bins and only allow special colored plastic bags. The garbadge men also would be happy (and then vote for him) because it's less heavy to carry. But what color ? He looked to the sky and choose light blue for cans and plastic bottles.

He looked at the white (short) skirt of his secretary and choose white for household trash. Of course you have to buy these bags in the city hall and if ever you put another "ordinary" plastic bag on the street, it is not taken or you even can get a fine.

But what to do then with paper and cartons ? So he added a little tax on the house tax and allowed the garbadgemen to pick them up twice per month. To make the tax again a little bigger, he also added a little bit for street cleaning.

He racked his brain and hurrah ! he found something else ! Pollution caused by cars and trucks ! Little more taxes to pay on the trucks and some more fine to pay for car owners if they don't respect the speed limit when there is smog.

Finally he thought, it's not so bad. With the VAT (value added tax) on all bills and invoices there is also some money coming in. And then last but not least, as it is so warm already why not invent a tax on barbecues ? It pollutes the air too ! To watch over all the culprits who make a barbecue in their gardens he would create a special police unit who should overfly the gardens by helicopter and by walky talky send a special agent to this house to collect a barbecue tax.

But there was a problem. Sausages do more smoke then steaks, and porc and beaf is also different so what to do ? Easy ! For sausages it will be 40 € and for steaks 30 € tax on barbecue, payable immediatly. For porc he is not sure yet, he has to try it first himself when he makes his next barbecue !

The last tax invention was reported to the population in the news of April 1st. It created hot phone lines, overcharged internet and almost riots !

16 comments:

Comedy + said...

Ain't it the truth. We are taxed for everything, and they keep coming up with more. Great post and Happy MM!

Crazy Working Mom said...

What a great theme for the week!!!

Your post hits the nail right on the head.

Pamela said...

I saw a news article that a special helicopter was going to fly over back yards and have a special heat sensing thingy for back yard barbecue....
(taxing them for pollution)

Melli said...

WHAT? No tax on steamy sex? Ssshhh! That will be NEXT!

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Love your before and after photos! How true! Wonderful post...

Stine said...

In this country, I'm sure they get bonuses for the most unlikely thing to tax. Looka as if that may be universal...
Thanks for the visit!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

The tax man does kinda make one think of Dracula, except Dracula is kinder.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

did they think about having more plastic now with the special bags? now you have to throw away the bags from the grocery store IN the special bags? idiots....

smiles, bee

lisa said...

tax problems are everywhere! love the dracula face. :-)

Morgen said...

I'm still chuckling at the picture of the fainted Pookie!
:)

Rod said...

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Angelika said...

Poor Pookie!

Happy C&C Monday. :-)

gabriella hewitt said...

Oh, Gattina you make me laugh. Thank you.

Well, we switched over to specific garbage bags for burnable and non burnable, here in my city in Japan. Apparently, it's reduced the amount of trash. A lot of cities have similar rules here. MY MIL's city has even stricter rules. I'd probably go nuts, but she says her city had reduced the amount of garbage and increased recycling.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Poor Pookie... even a litter box tax in effect. Now that's just not right! Tax people really are like Dracula, blood sucking SOBs.

Captain Lifecruiser said...

Oh, my! That's exactly like here in Sweden. sometimes you get surprised when there is not tax on something! There have been a lot of jokes about bedroom taxes and stuff... *lol*

We're experts on taxes in Sweden and everybody just hate it!

YUK.

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