September 29, 2012

To pay taxes directly to your government, in your own name, no matter how small, should be a human right.

Sir I completely agree with Mr Serge Desprat´s letter of September 29 titled “Poorest may benefit from paying tax”, written in response to John Authers´ “Romney´s gaffe highlights difficulty of avoiding cliff” September 29. 

It is an absolute shame how much in taxes are paid by the poorest, for instance through sales taxes or, in my country Venezuela, by having their rightful share of oil revenues retained by the petro-dictator in turn, without any of those taxes being credited to their names, so as to allow them the feeling they have contributed with their nation, and that they have indeed a right to also hold their government accountable for what it did, with their own money.