There\’s something wrong with this system….

The European Commission has fined Britain £74.5 million over the late payment of subsidies that pushed many farmers to the brink of financial collapse.

We taxpayers get gouged to provide the support to the farmers in the first place. We taxpayers get gouged to pay the bureaucrats to administer the payments. We taxpayers get gouged to buy the new computer systems for them to play with. And when the new computer systems and the bureaucrats screw up we taxpayers get gouged again to pay the fines?

It appears to me that there\’s a basic error of logic in here. The Commission seems to be under the misapprehension that the Government actually has its own money. Which, of course, it doesn\’t, it only has whatever it sweats out of us, the citizenry. The roughly 30 million taxpayers in this country have just had to pay £2.50 each or so to the EU Commission because the bureaucrats fucked up.

Why should we be forced to pay extra taxes because the leeches are inefficient?

What actually is the logic here?

9 thoughts on “There\’s something wrong with this system….”

  1. The logic? The Beatles had that years ago:

    Let me tell you how it will be
    There’s one for you, nineteen for me
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

    Should five per cent appear too small
    Be thankful I don’t take it all
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

    If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
    If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
    If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
    If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

    Don’t ask me what I want it for
    If you don’t want to pay some more
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

    Now my advice for those who die
    Declare the pennies on your eyes
    ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
    And you’re working for no one but me.

  2. It is similar to a problem that exists in the United States. The problem exists in most democratic countries.

    Politicians can’t get elected without money, so they make deals with special interests. Nobody can get elected without TV advertising. TV advertising, especially for a national market, is super-expensive.

  3. Marksny, show me where I could independently vote in or out the means or personnel for administering that system.

    This “all or nothing” job-lot every 5 years kind of Mob Rule is a joke.

    As for the EU, they only get money that is sweated out of us, too. Remeber: the Regions (er, I mean countries) are subordinate vassals.

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