I forget now why we voted for Self Government back in the 80s.
Aah that’s right, we didn’t.
It was forced on us, by a Federal Government tired of paying for our ‘gold paved streets’.
Now, it seems, it’s coming back to bite us big time.
The Bureau of Statistics has reportedly [According to the ABC] found that personal taxes increased by more in the ACT than for any other state or territory last financial year. 9.4% more. And in spite of the relatively recent closure of so many schools.
As if the global economic crisis isn’t hurting enough, our unwanted pollies are taking more of our hard earned dollars.
Wonder how much we’d save if they were all councillors instead.