The National, Tuesday 28th March 2013
A NUMBER of letters appeared in The National calling for a reduction in personal income tax.
However, it must be made clear it is the tax system that keeps the nation and government going.
It is this tax system that generates sufficient revenue to pay off loans as well as funding the government’s development projects.
We now have two big white elephants called “free education” and “free health care” and need to feed them.
In order to keep these two policies going, the government needs every kina it can lay its hands
on, including our hard earned overtime salary.
We can demand for a lower personal income tax until the cows come home but it will fall on deaf ears.
With additional massive off-shore loans and other commitments, we can expect turbulent times ahead.
We can only have one not both, thanks to our government for the people and by the people.