The budget a la Chávez

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Last week Australians suffered the ignominy of another meaningless Federal Budget cobbled by the politicians increasingly desperate to get re-elected. So the agile and so innovative Turnbull came up with an increase of tobacco taxes. One wonders why nobody thought about this before.

Financial wizards of Venezuela would be proud.

Poor fellow, my country.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to The budget a la Chávez

  1. Aussie Cynic says:

    We are in deep … paradise.

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