There are many problems with our government as I see it today. Where to begin, is another story. I have chosen to criticize the “Sin” Tax today. It actually scares me that nobody has made an effort to exploit this pointless tax. For most who don’t know what this is, allow me to explain. The sin tax is a tax on certain items that the government rules, “…socially-proscribed goods- mainly alcohol and tobacco.” Socially-harmful goods, in other words…sinful-goods. Therefore, giving us our sin tax. Sinners! I thought religion was supposed to be separate government and yet they named the tax on these certain items the “sin”tax. We aren’t even allowed to vote on this tax!!!!! There’s nothing fair about it.
Okay, I may be an extremist and all but can anyone tell me where the line is? How much is a fair tax? Is a tax even the morally correct thing to do? I mean after all, they tried to ban alcohol (prohibition) and that gave birth to the black market. Don’t get me wrong; both of these legal killers are luxuries. But who decides whether they are “evil?” What about these people who buy things without any way to pay for them? What tax is that? The, I’m a Broke-Ass Tax? What about the people who sell their bodies? The, Who Can I Screw-Tax? What about the people who get plastic surgery when then don’t need it? I know, the Low-Self Esteem Tax. What about the people who eat until they are obese? A, You’re a Fat Ass Tax, perhaps? What if one person’s chocolate was equivalent to one person’s martini after work? How can you tax that? It’s more like who the fuck do you think you are? I should be able to enjoy the little luxuries after working a full day’s work, and on top of that, paying the taxes for that too!
This is supposed to be the land of the free…but you can’t do anything for free here…even if you pay for it. They’ll tax you!
They do not deny alcoholics rehab or therapy or even healthcare. What rehab is offered for smokers? A couple of support phone numbers you can call and discuss your smoking habit. Really? They have never tried to ban tobacco, yet they deny smokers healthcare and such. The government promotes and profits greatly from both of these products and yet the smokers are ostracized. In fact, the government was the driving force behind the propaganda following the marketing of cigarettes. The taxes on both have just gone up. Therefore putting them into the category of “socially-proscribed” makes sense; however, there should be more than 2 things on that list.
The truth is that the government could give a crap less when or how we choose to kill ourselves. By manipulating the religious community, they have become empowered to label things freely as “sinful.” In a way, if you pay the tax, then everything is okay, and you can confess your sin on Sunday. What are they going to tax next?It’s all bullshit if you ask me.