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the cost of the proposed new road tolls to a motorist driving by freeway from Johannesburg to the Pretoria CBD at R1,020 a month

What's your problem with making driving more expensive?...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 06:09:20 PM EST
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Because it's heavily regressive taxation in a country with apparently the worst income distribution in the developed world. If they could fix that problem, I wouldn't have a problem with it. Of course, this is basically just my diary says very close to your blockquote, so I'm only repeating myself for someone who has decided to selectively read.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 01:34:18 PM EST
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Regressive taxation? What are you talking about?

  • Which income segment do you think owns cars in South Africa, with its extremead income distribution?
  • Which income segment do you think drives frequently on the Jo'burg-Pretoria highway?
  • What do you think is relationship between income distribution and weight/size of cars?


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 02:28:19 PM EST
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I wouldn't have a problem with it."

*Which income segment do you think owns cars in South Africa, with its extremead income distribution?

Every income class, but predominantly the middle class, upper middle class, and the wealthy. What impact would the skyrocketed rates have on the mini-buses?

*Which income segment do you think drives frequently on the Jo'burg-Pretoria highway?

Every income class, but predominantly the middle class, upper middle class, and the wealthy.

*What do you think is relationship between income distribution and weight/size of cars?

You're implying that heavier cars would pay more to drive the highway. That's an interesting and creative idea . . . and reminds me: "If they could fix that problem, I wouldn't have a problem with it."

fairleft

by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 05:28:26 PM EST
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