May 29, 2008cessearmarkingeconomic policyEconomyenergyfiscal policyIndiainflationpublic financePublic PolicysubsidiestaxationUPA

Slapping cess

How you should react if the government increases taxes to subsidise petrol

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Over at Barbad Katte, Ramesh makes a startling call:

Here is a possible response to the Petroleum Minister’s proposal to levy a cess on income tax payers in lieu of a hike in the price of fuel. Get hold of your neighbourhood Congress man and give him one tight slap. [Barbad Katte]

No, no, it’s not a partisan thing. Go read his post to understand why.

Now, this blog deplores the use violence to make political points (and this has to be said, because there are always some irony-deficient, metaphor-deaf people). Instead, it recommends that taxpayers to line up in large numbers and vote against the simians making economic policy.

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