Don’t raise taxes, get the money back from corrupt ANC leaders

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Don’t raise taxes, get the money back from corrupt ANC leaders

Burdening ordinary people will bring in very little. It’s better to recoup from the thieving untouchables

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It would be unfair to increase taxes for ordinary citizens to plug financial holes caused by ANC government corruption, mismanagement and incompetent public servants.

The moral hazard of ANC leaders and politicians governing irresponsibly, corruptly and dishonestly with no consequences, and then passing the costs on to ordinary citizens, businesses and investors to pay in higher taxes and alternative private public services, is simply unacceptable.

In this week’s budget, taxes should not be increased – and at best be left broadly at the same levels; combined with targeted tax decreases to encourage investment in underdeveloped areas, stimulate new industrial sectors and job creation...

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