Sunday, May 10, 2009

Let's have a tax ball...

Now I wasn't the one suggesting that. However, given Wanda Sykes suggestion and reasoning, am more inclined to agree to that. People evade taxes, they crib about it. Now, am not saying that some don't have a right to do that, they really do. The poor chap is earning peanuts and the government goes off and taxes them high. Not fair. However, the government needs the money to work things out, yeah? So, they tax the ones who can pay high. E.g., in UK , you get taxed 50% for an income above £150000 per annum. People crib a lot. Damn right, they should. I would!! I work hard all year, struggled and made it to the top over so many years, and then they tax me 50% of what I earn. I would have been better off with a salary of £140000, would be paying 40% then!! Now, let me give you a sweet catch. The bonuses are tax free, or so I heard.

So, the rich folks crib about tax, yet don't mind shelling out the big money at charity balls and dinners, where they dress up and have a seven course meal. So, what Wanda Sykes suggests is, get them around to a tax ball too, because it seems they don't mind shelling out when well dressed. Talk about killing 'em softly!!

Anyhow, Wanda went on to land quite a few more such thumps, so watch them on the videos. (scroll down a bit, n you'll find them waiting to be clicked :)) Oh, and don't run away after watching it. Stay around and tell me about what you thought of it...





Part 1 : Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner



Part 2 : Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner


PS: I simply had to share this. :D

8 comments:

Phoenix said...

omg really?>? if im taxed say 50% of my income.. id rather be unemployed... :) thank god being a girl i have a choice to work or not to :D

boy i found one great reason why being a girl is better than being a guy :)

Phoenix said...

yay im the first to comment


:D

Phoenix said...

and you were right.. it is epitaph.. i was wrong:)

looks like im your second and third too... i mean 2nd and 3rd to comment!! :D :P

Chriz said...

i pay taxes and i do crib a lot about it

sad state when i see the roads in a bad condition - i feel why i pay toll fee...

Dunno much abt the UK living condition.. but its bad in India

chriz

kama said...

Thanks for the videos (I didn't watch 'em in their entirety-- they are too long! Don't you know it's the end of the term for many at the mo and there's no time to lose?!)
Anyway, I like the tax ball idea. It actually makes sense. I wouldn't describe it as 'soft killing' though: it's more like a spoonful of sugar to get the medicine down.

Sumit said...

@Phoenix: well they are proposing it from this fiscal year. the response has been simple, the folks who do earn that much are moving out of UK into saner tax zones. let's see how the drama unfolds...

cheerio...

Sumit said...

@chriz: am with you regarding india. the problem is, the people in charge are not really held accountable. here they are. e.g. lately it has been "exposed" how members of the house of commons had been claiming extravagant bills towards their allowances for something as mundane as changing a light bulb, or renovating houses (which mean buying a laura ashley sofa). Now they are being made to apologise, and brought to task too!! the taxpayers money is serious business here... i wish, india had taken a leaf out of their administration too instead of just a few pages of the constitution!!!

Sumit said...

@kama: too long?? mate, if its end of term then of course there is no time to lose, but a lot of time to kill ;)
n the killing me softly thing, well think about paying 50% tax on your net income!!