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?