Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tax made simple

A South African spin to an old story so Blacks can understand what happens to taxes, tax cuts and what happens when Whites leave:

Suppose there are ten men who go to dinner every night. Six of them are Black, one Coloured, one Indian and two Whites. The one White guy is middleclass and the other is rich. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The bill comes to R1000, but four Blacks pay nothing, they eat for free every night. Two Blacks pay a share of R20 and R30 each. The Coloured guy pays R100, the Indian pays R150, the middle class White guy pays R200 and the rich White guy pays R500.

Everything went well. The ten men ate happily every night until one day the restaurant owner said that they were such good customers he was going to give them a break so he reduced the bill with R200. (In tax language a tax cut).

So the first four Black guys were basically unaffected by this and still ate for free, but the six others started thinking about how they would split the R200 cut in the Bill so everyone would get his fair share.

R200 divided by six would mean R33.33 each. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the two paying Blacks would end up being PAID to eat their meal. So the restaurant owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

So the first paying Black guy that night only had to pay R16, the second paying Black guy only paid R24, the coloured guy paid R80, the Indian guy R120, the middleclass White guy paid R160 and the rich White guy paid R400 instead of his usual R500. Each of the original six paying ones were better off than before. The first four Black guys still got their meal for free.

But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

The first paying black said he only got R4 from the R20. The second Black guy said he only saved R6. The Coloured and the Indian guys were a bit grumpy that they only got R20 and R30 off their usual bill, but otherwise they were happy that they paid less that night.

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four Black men in unison, "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The Blacks looked at the middle class White guy who got R40 from the R200 discount and the rich White guy who got a whopping R100 and they became bitter about it.

So the six Blacks surrounded the two White guys, beat them up and stole what they had on them.

The next night the men met again for dinner, but noticeably absent were the two White men who decided to go to another restaurant and not eat with them anymore.

At first nobody missed the two White guys and they all sat down and ate without them, but then the bill came and to their horror they discovered that they were now R560 short of paying their bill. Imagine that!

And that dear fellows... is how it works when you tax White people to death, beat them up and steal from them. They will just not show up at the table anymore and will just decide to go have dinner somewhere else, which means that you will be on your own and will have to pay all the bills yourself, and there will be no more free lunches, you will catch rats and scratch in dustbins just like in Zimbabwe after the Whites have left.

8 Opinion(s):

Ranger Tom said...

Great analogy Exzanian.

Anonymous said...

Pity we can't get this published in the "black pepper".

Not that for 1 minute I believe that they would understand the moral of the story....

Doberman said...

Very nice. Now we just need hand puppets to explain it to blacks.

Anonymous said...

No Dobes - not hand puppets, they still wouldn't understand and would most probably complain the white puppets were bigger than the black puppets.. How about pictures? Er, no, that would probably tax their "brains" out completely (no pun intended). Bugger that, why bother....

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately some would rather pay tax than do their own dishes... and it's usually those in the community who don't go out to work to earn the ability to pay tax!
Give me an independent Boer Homeland anyday!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9:11 PM: Who the hell needs to do their own dishes when there are dishwashing machines that don't break or steal??

FMCLAW777 said...

If this is so easy for White South Africans to understand and so difficult for the majority population to understand, why are we not protesting against tax and just not pay it.

I don't know about anybody that is willing to pay for someone that does nothing but complain, not anybody that pays for someone else who just uses and never contributes back. Does anybody here give money to a homeless man for food and after watching him buy liquor instead, give him money again??

The taxpayers in South Africa (White / Indian / Coloured and some few Blacks) should withhold their taxes until they have more say / power about what their money is spent on and how it is allocated!! We think that the Government holds the power, but the fact is that the taxpayers do. A Gov is nothing without the money that puts them there and in a "democratic" country, why can't we taxpayers decide how our money is spent instead of the majority non payers that just complain all the time about everything?

FMCLAW777 said...

As with my previous comment about us taxpayers, we provide the funding in the country, but we do not benefit from it. Anybody here received free houses, electricity, water, education, gov grants, welfare lately?? I didn't think so!

It's time we taxpayers make ourselves heard, and as taxpayers only, not whites, as this will be seen again as a apartheid lover regime that wants to take control of the country. We are currently told by a majority (non payers) on how our (payers) money is being spent and allocated. I am sick of just forking out money every month for benefits I never receive, just to have taxes go up and is leaving me with less money to spend on my family.

Can I, as a white taxpayer even ask the gov on how they spend my money every month? And if so, what would those figure (cooked) look like!!