Receipts from two of the government’s covert taxes have gone up in record numbers.
In 2009 they gave the courts power to confiscate property from folk before them, even without a person being convicted. In the two years since they have taken from people art collections, vintage cars, homes, jewellery, boats and farms. $48 million worth of people’s assets stolen from them by the agency—i.e., the government—supposedly devoted to protecting them from theft.
And a few years before the government gave the police power to set up hidden speed cameras, which they’ve done in record numbers in a record number of places where speed has never been a factor in an accident. No surprise then that in 2010, nearly 628,000 speed camera tickets were issued, almost twice as many as the year before. No surprise either that although National considered speed cameras to be revenue collection before the 2008 election, now they’re the recipients of record revenues they’ve resiled.
Taxation is theft. Covert taxation is covert theft. Just more examples then of a government (and a police force and justice system) more interested in doing us over than protecting us.