Knowledge is power.
Why only taxes? We are paying more value for the product towards the cost as the supplier has to get profit. If there is no consumer there is no need to manufacture. Then the whole system will collapse. Industry will die down. No jobs. The whole system is dependent on the customer only.
All should realise this fact including the government and they should see that consumer will be suitably treated. A tax payer plays an important role in democratic government. But he will never be recognised properly. That attitude should change.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
We are sort of afraid to question officials fearing a negative reaction from their side. It is a known fact that people in authority can put you in distress but unless and until we fight our way through and insist on they following the laid down procedures and keep questioning them with 'hows and whys', I don't think we will ever be able to establish our rights as common citizens.
If the system is corrupt, it is because we are allowing it to exist and grow. As long as corruption is there and we remain a bunch of mute spectators, let us not expect to be respected or honoured as consumers or taxpayers. Before wrapping up, let me ask a simple question, how many of us would take the effort to approach a Court seeking redressal for non-compliance of government orders or for the poor state of roads or for intermittent power failures or pipeline leaks etc? We have become more or less complacent and are, sadly, ready to live the way we are.
'Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power'. -Lao Tzu
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
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