ABC on-line is reporting that the sky is falling, according to those who run the Dickson Tradies, due to the proposed increase in tax on pokies. The union boys who run the gravy train that is the tradies have been quoted as saying that:
the increase in taxes from 2007, on top of the ACT Government’s smoking ban, could see up to one club go bankrupt every fortnight.
They also state that they had considered sponsoring the Raiders, but had to reconsider because of the tax and that would have eroded their profit margins too much. Tough luck boys, get over it.
My heart bleeds. After screwing a large part of the chronically poor, addicted and generally stupid I think it is about time those who control pokies take it up the ar*e for a change. Not only have you had more than enough time to prepare your pork barrelling antics for this tax rise that has been on the horizon for sometime, you also have around 75% of the baby bonuses that were handed out in Canberra recently.
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Usually I am very sympathetic to my unionised brethren, but this time you can jam that up your arse gentlemen. Pokies are a waste of money, time and resources, and far too long it has been people like yourselves, who support and speak for these clubs (I hope you’re listening Mr Stefaniak) that are actually causing the communities who you so benevolently sponsor and support through these incipid machines.
By the way, when the pokies have gone bring live music you dull witted egg white fluffing wankers.