Archive for July 2016

The Myth of ‘Taxpayers Money’

July 30, 2016

We keep on coming across the term ‘Taxpayers Money’ being used to whenever subject of Government spendings being discussed or debated, be it  1MDB, other GLC’s, Tabung Haji, BRIM…and even any other Government spending.

Is it really true that Goverment had ever spent ‘Taxpayers Money’?

We pay all sorts of taxes to the Government, be it personal income tax, corporate tax, GST, import duties and so on and so forth.

The question is, are we paying various taxes to the Government because we are so charitable and generous? And do we regard the taxes we pay as our voluntry donation or contribution to the Government?

Surely not.

In fact, we are paying those taxes because there are laws of the country which require us to pay those taxes…which can be enforced upon us if we decide to default the payments.

In simple term, whatever money we earn and become taxable, whatever profit we make in business and become taxable, the amount we have to pay as taxes to the Government will become GOVERNMENT’S MONEY based on certain laws of the country.

Yet we keep on coming across the term ‘Taxpayers Money’ being used too often…as if the Government is acting like a bank….keeping the money belonging taxpayers as ‘deposits’…and as if the taxpayers may withdraw the money paid up as taxes at any time they like.

Let us for once no longer regard the money already paid to the Government in form of taxes as TAXPAYERS MONEY. The already paid up taxes money now belong to the Government. Its no longer TAXPAYERS MONEY….cos it has become GOVERNMENT’S MONEY.



PKR Sacrificial Lamb of DAP

July 28, 2016

DAP is in a rush to call for snap State Election. Why?

DAP knows that they are beginning to loose their grip on Chinese support…day by day.

More Chinese are beginning to question the merits voting for DAP…when DAP are ‘forever’ in the opposition. This more so when PAS is no longer in the same coalition as DAP…and showing increasing tendency to work with UMNO, the leading party in the ruling BN.

As for the moment, DAP is reasonably confident that they can still count on the Chinese to return them to power…perhaps by the slimest of simple majority. But this may not be the case next year when Lim Guan Eng is expected to be ‘on holiday’…and worse still in 2018.

At the same time, DAP is fully aware that PKR may lose most of their 10 seats to UMNO, due to the 3-corner fights with PAS and UMNO.

However, for DAP, its better to hold on to power, even with slimest majority…than to hand over the state government on silver plate in 2018.

To ensure DAP’s hold to power in Penang, at least for another 5 years, there is no other option to DAP but to call for snap State Election NIW….sadly, PKR may have to be made a sacrificial lamb.



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