This sign is on Congressman Ron Paul’s desk.
It could be on any desk in any country.
My two dogs had minor operations today. Both are doing fine and have just eaten heartily. I don’t mind the vet’s bill, but 20% VAT on top? It seems rather callous of the Government to penalise us like this when we want to get our pets well again.
Surely paying VAT on their food is tax enough?
VAT was 8% in the 1970s, then went up to 15%, then 17½% and now it’s 20%. Not only that, but the product range widened to include restaurant meals, takeaway food, confectionery, pet food, etc.
Now there are extra taxes on flights, insurance premiums, utility bills… it goes on and on, and all these are taxes on already taxed income!
And I dread to think what ridiculous lengths politicians will go to with their “green” taxes.
When does enough become enough?
So, how much is that doggy in the window?
Cost of puppy: £600
Cost of lifetime’s food @ £1 per day: £5,113
Cost of vet’s bills (vaccinations; estimated other): £800
The VAT element (@the 20% rate) of the total is £1,085.50.
And I haven’t included the cost of toys, kennels and grooming, which are at least a more legitimate target for VAT, if we must have it.
But no wonder the dog licence was stopped. The small amount wasn’t worth collecting. This VAT racket is in a different league.
Would it be inappropriate to call it organised crime? Well, we seem to have the Mafia running things.