Saturday, 5 February 2011

Giving thanks for taxation

The local government has been running a  good citizen taxation poster competition among the local primary schools.   They have some of the winning entries posted up in a tunnel walkway under the local train tracks.  They are cute and imbued with civic awareness.  There are a couple of themes to the posters:  awareness and appreciation the services that come as a result of tax- schools, hospital, rubbish collection etc; that tax is for the benefit of society; and that it's important to use it well.  I'm all for appreciating public services, but if I were a talented artist I might have drawn my own poster to stick there imploring the local government to stop printing local bulletins, delivered every fortnight (occasionally with coloured photos)  that goes straight to the recycle without being read....

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