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    Default Let's give the government more money

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    Henk Bolhuis [Ex-Deputy Chief Traffic Officer of Pretoria]

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    I think, and I am sure that many of you are the same, that the tolls are a disgrace, both the extortionate toll fees themselves and also the widely published fact that we are expected to pay up to R18 BILLION over the next 10 years just to collect the toll fees.
    I wanted to share the clarity of thought in this mail and agree that I will not be installing anything on my car.
    They are not going to have easy access to my bank account, they say they want a debit order - forget it.
    Send me a bill (by registered mail) every time - and I will pay it just as fast as I pay the speeding fines that arrive by normal post (which I also ignore).
    Together we can make this whole thing fail - as it should.
    Let the toll gates stay there, not working, as monuments to people power.
    Let's call this the start of the SA Awakening, look what the normal people are achieving in North Africa with the Arab Awakening.
    I hope this goes around at least a billion times.

    Taxes and Open Road Toll Fees
    People should not install the transponders but still use the highways and force the government to issue accounts and summonses to all
    motorists until such time they drop the prices.
    The government will be forced to send out millions of accounts every month and they don't have the manpower to do it.
    This is the best and easiest way to boycott the system.
    What is the government going to do about motorists from other neighbouring
    countries that don't have these transponders?
    South Africans are too complacent and its time we fight back.
    WE have paid for these roads.
    Now they are also proposing a 1% tax to fund the SABC
    Circulate this to all your friends!!!!!!!!

    Has anyone thought just how much tax we are already paying?
    a. 35% on your salary
    b. 14% on everything you buy (bar fresh produce) and services rendered.
    c. Carbon tax if you buy a new car (besides the 14% VAT you have to pay)
    d. Tax on the fuel you put in your car to run it.
    e. Toll on our roads – and for some it is going to come to a whopper of 10% of your salary (If you earn R10 000.00 a R1 000 would go toward tolling if you migrate between PTA and JHB every day.)
    Bully to try and pacify me with the idea that I can claim it back from my income tax!!!
    I have to fork out the money first. Going on holiday to DBN? Remember to save up your R1000.00 for tolling.
    To say the least - For every R10.00 you earn, the government is already taking approx R6.00 and still they want more. Are you happy with the R4.00 you are getting?
    NICE!!!!!
    When are we going to get up and do something about it? Where is all the money going to?
    It is definitely not being spent on what it should be - our hospitals are in a state of disrepair, our schools in shambles, our roads full of potholes, our water contaminated, sewers not working, left in the dark because Eskom failed to do their upgrades, the poor are poorer still, municipalities on the brink of collapse, and so the list goes on.
    Heard about the youth day celebration that cost R100 million?
    Mmmm... did you pay for it?
    Oh yes sir/madam you did! R100 million that could have paid for a couple of things our country needed more.

    And to put the numbers in perspective:
    The next time you hear an SA politician use the word 'billion'in a casual manner, think about whether you wanted the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.
    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its press releases:
    A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
    B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
    C. A billion Rand ago was only 27 hours and 12 minutes at the rate our SA government is squandering it
    (over a billion rand a day??!!)
    Building Permit Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporation Tax
    Income Tax
    Value Added Tax
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel License Tax
    Petrol/Diesel Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Luxury Tax
    Property Tax
    Service charge taxes
    Capital gains Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Securities Transfer Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Local Tax
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Worker's Compensation Tax
    STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
    Hardly any of these taxes existed 20 years ago...
    And our nation was one of the most prosperous in Africa.
    We had absolutely no national debt...
    We had the largest middle class in Africa and Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
    What happened ?
    ANSWER :
    Look at the Government.....and who is 'running' the country....
    INTO THE GROUND - on YOUR and MY 'billions'!!!
    We hope this goes around at least a billion times.

    Edit: This was not written by me but I thought I should post it up here...hopefully for once South Africans will stand together...this country is in serious trouble because of the useless greedy know nothing idiots running it. Personally I will not pay for E tolling now or ever.
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    I agree with everything said in this post. The way the ANC government runs this country is a disgrace at the moment, and they want to now take more money from hard-working citizens to cover up their corruption and blunders. I will not be paying a further tax to travel to work every day.

    It's really just an elaborate feudal system. We are taxed for absolutely everything we consume, taxed on our residences if we are a home owner, taxed on the money we earn by working, and now taxed further simply to drive to work. Let's not forget we already pay road license taxes and a fuel levy.

    It disgusts me that the so-called leaders continue to treat the people of this country as their personal cash cows while so many are struggling to get by each day.

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    Im sick of all this crap tax and nw this toll roads is the Pits! I thinks its ridiculous and fuel prices just keep going up as well!
    Thanks MYGAMING! Read a article and support local forum and your response.... wow....

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    Btw the guys, on top of all that has been said. I'm just gonna leave this here, SANRAL are using Fortigate systems on the Toll gates...

    I'm not paying for anything either and I will knock the fsck out any rent a cop that thinks that they can try take my license away for not paying for my toll fees.
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    I am in Cape Town so the toll issue feels far from home but us down here are well aware of the far reaching policy changes that will occur should they succeed in some small way. We all feel it. And we do not support it.

    I am on the verge of not paying my income tax anymore. They can summons me but they will have to arrest me and literally drag me to court or roll me into court in a wheelchair.

    We are all becoming very VERY fed up.

    You grace period is over ANC.

    Any small feeling of white guilt that was once felt is now gone. (even though I was born in 1986 so had no direct impact, I have only voted in the new SA, yet still felt the guilt)

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    Pertrol price will be approx. R20 per litre by December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by to0kenZA View Post
    Pertrol price will be approx. R20 per litre by December.
    jip ek dink ook so ver soos on gov an gan en die res van die wereld sin ook

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    Quote Originally Posted by to0kenZA View Post
    Pertrol price will be approx. R20 per litre by December.
    Sadly oil is a non renewable source, so it will continue to climb until it becomes too costly to extract and one must find a alternate source, which is why the price skyrockets monthly as the oil producers see the end coming in the not so distant future, so why not make millions why they at it? Sadly in this country public transport is such a joke, due to the GOVERNMENT we have to use our cars to get to work and back, which is costing us nearly 1000s of rands a month.

    c. Carbon tax if you buy a new car (besides the 14% VAT you have to pay)
    I believe carbon tax is necessary as to prevent people from purchasing large engined cars to waste petrol on + larger the engine, the higher the carbon footprint. - Most of the time.
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    Such a crappy copy and paste from America.

    Where do you get your 35% income tax(mine is currently at 6%) from? There are very few countries in the world that don't have a sales tax, and you with your job complaining about it is an insult, poorer people pay much more than you.

    A billion Rand ago was only 27 hours and 12 minutes at the rate our SA government is squandering it
    (over a billion rand a day??!!)
    I didn't know that 27 hours was less than a day?


    We had absolutely no national debt...
    Our country was so fucked finance wise. by 1994 the ANC inherited a pile of shit.
    Last edited by Verrayne; 25-04-2012 at 08:31 AM.

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    I hate our government... they are stupid and should not be in control of ANYTHING...

    Then we get MPs who want to investigate where lightning comes from??? I mean JESUS!!!! Is this a joke? Is some god taking the whole of SA for a big joke? This is seriously humiliating...

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