Saturday, 3 May 2008

Assisting younger people to lead a healthier life, Reaps a 2 Billion dollar tax bonus for Govt Coffers.

Supposedly concerned about the rise in 'Binge Drinking' among the younger set, the Government has jacked up the booze tax on most boutique flavoured fizzy alcohol drinks.

Reading Sue Dunlevy's column (OPINION) in yesterday's Friday May 2, Sydney Daily Telegraph, Sue Dunlevy commenced her story with the following statement.



My nine year old instantly spotted the flaw in the Governments new preventive health tax on 'Alco-Pops' -" if it's going to stop people drinking then how come it's raising $2 Billion for the Government"?

"If they want to stop people drinking alcopops why don't they just ban them?" she asked.



Vest Say's "Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings comes the truth".



To read more of this article, go to Sydney Daily Telegraph and click on the 'OPINION pages dated Friday May 2:08.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I made love to A too

Anonymous said...

your govt copied our govt
liguor excise duty is 133 % in India
same with ciggies
no tax for beedies though
the poor mans smoke

when u go to the movies
the entertainment tax is 120%

Anonymous said...

To avoid condom related accident use 2 condoms with chilli powder in between them. If outer one breaks she will know and if inner one breaks you will know!

Jim said...

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand;

to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Aggie said...

One smart kid!

Vest said...

Jim : The moralising is ok with me, but its the faith part that bothers me.

Anon: Not sure how condoms have become involved in the alco-pops saga.

Aggie: That little girl is one bright little button,x.

Vest said...

Anon: please explain,"what are beedies".

Jim said...

tobacco rolled in tobacco leaves
cottage industry

Anonymous said...

Look Amy just bcoz u r sweet to me dont mean I am going to pick u up

Common, I am not that easy

Jim said...

"Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings comes the truth".

SRK has hosting a talk show with V Std kids

they ask tuff questions
Shah Rukh Khan says this is my tuffest assignment

kate..fb. said...

Hi vesty, my boyfriend informs me you had a big win on the pokies fri night. lucky you. so whens the big party, luvs ya kate x.

Jim said...

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!

More quotes from Miguel de Cervantes

Jim said...

Ya
so whens the big party,
u were silent about it
cheapskate

Thanks kate
xoxoxo.

Anonymous said...

What has four legs, is green and fuzzy, and if it drops out of a tree, it'll kill you?







A pool table.

Vest said...

Jim: So now I'm a cheapskate. If that's what you call being sqeezed till I bleed by relo's in the guise of one armed bandits.
Actually it was my beloved whose uncanny luck prevailed once again last Friday, I do not play the pokies ever-full stop, as I have explained; a few of my fiscally deranged progeny are more capable as wealth extractors than the slots or pokies.
Kate: Anytime you feel the need to party give me a buzz, dont think I could keep up with you in the fourposter, would need a good wind up beforehand.x.

Anonymous said...

Life is meant to be big fun, so enjoy life, do what you wanna do, say what you wanna say, go where you wanna go...just do it!

Keshi said...

I saw that on the News yday. I think thats great.

Keshi.