Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Government launches pro-tax propaganda website for "da kidz"

The Government have launched yet another bloody website, this time called Tax Matters and it's for the kids. It has three modules – which cover Income Tax, National Insurance, and Tax and Society - for teachers to use in Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education (compulsory subject from 2011).
The site is, sadly, a piece of pro-tax propaganda. It evidently has the stating assumptions that all tax is good; all tax is necessary; and effectively pushes the myth by insinuation that less tax will mean less services.

There is also the not so subtle "Government is watching you stuff", just like the benefit theft and tv license adverts, where the modules give handy facts about how you're going to jail if you work cash in hand and don't tell the taxman.

Question: I wonder how much of taxpayers money was spent on building the website?

Update: Quote of the Day from Guido on this subject: "Tax buys guns to kill kids in the third world."

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