Thursday, 16 April 2009

BBC Have Your Say Hatstandery.

You could not make this up.

Added: Thursday, 16 April, 2009, 17:11 GMT 18:11 UK

Subsidise my car with £5000, of my own money???
From new Labour, Gordon, pull the other one.
Alex C, London

But it isn't your money is it? It's tax payer's money and you are but one out of millions of tax payers.

So the £5000 you are claiming is yours, it's actually more like 5000 divided by 26 million = less than 1 pence!

So you spend 1 penny and the £4999.99 is from all the other tax payers, not a bad deal is it?

Gillian T, Loddon Bridge, Reading

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So that's all right, then!

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

I dunno if Gillian T is being serious, but that is, unfortunately, exactly how public choice theory works and why governments always swell to far, far larger than they should.