…or does it seem that the Government is using petrol as an easy source of revenue?
Heard on the radio this morning that the petrol price is likely to increase by about 75c by April.
Because of the usual monthly increase, as well as an increase on taxes levied on it.
How much of that money actually goes to the manufacturers and the sellers?
And how much on tax?
Since there are a few ways to claim back tax on your earnings, and you can save on tax by just buying exempt goods at the store, petrol seems to be the one thing that everybody HAS to use.
Even if you use public transport, you still pay for the petrol.
Even if you buy the exempt goods, you are paying for the petrol it cost to get it from the manufacturer to the re-seller.
In other words, you pay for petrol, regardless of if you have a car or not.
Because petrol makes the world go round.
In more ways than one.
Up goes the price of everything.
Up goes the inflation rate.
Down goes spending, and many small businesses must, yet again, close their doors.
Yet, we don’t see the benefits of the increased petrol price.
You can’t claim from RAF.
You can’t drive on the roads, or if you do, you run the real risk of damage to your car, because potholes aren’t being fixed, robots will work one day, not the next day.
If not for the Outsurance guys, Jhb’s roads would be dumped in chaos!
And even some of the new roads that was built already has damage to them.
Not to mention the fact that the engineers that designed it had their heads up their arses while drawing the plans!
I have never seen such a poor system than the new Allandale and Rivonia on and offramps.
A right mess!
You pay for everything.
Through your nose.
Was thinking this morning, in SA we have a 1st world budget, with 1st world ideas, being run by a 3rd world mentality and culture.
Doubt that much good will come off this.