21st Century Wire
It used to be a joke, but that joke is coming to a government near you. Paying tax for sunshine? Does the sun have a lobbyist group we don’t know about?
Expect more of this as fascist oligarchs accumulate ever more wealth and power, particularly such a time when economic suffering reaches its tipping point.
Taxes on the water we use, followed by the sunshine, and eventually, clean air will also be some kind of corporate premium service.
Maybe it’s time the people impose a super tax [on] our corrupt, self-serving political oligarchs for all the hot air coming out of their mouths, and all the shares they own in energy firms.
The number of people living in extreme poverty in Spain has doubled in just five years – according to a new report from charity groups there. Around three million Spaniards now have to survive on under 307 euros per month, while the cost of living continues to climb.
That’s as the number of families where not one person is employed, has gone up five-fold since the start of crisis, that’s 1 point 8 million households.
And now the Spanish government is set to become the first in Europe to tax something that’s been free and available to everyone since the dawn of time – sunlight. Madrid wants to impose a levy on solar power, to help plug its yawning energy debt, as Sara Firth reports.