Bend over, there’s more to come after the highway robbery

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Toll roads! If there’s any motorist who likes the idea, you’re on the wrong side of the fence of a mental institution.

We pay taxes so that roads, among other essential infrastructure can be built. When the roads are tolled, after being built with taxpayers hard-earned cash, that’s highway robbery.

But don’t expect politicians to pay heed or understand that; they’re really useless at generating wealth; just spectacular at expropriating it.

The initial toll proposals for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) up here on the Reef in South Africa, were greeted with derision and indeed howls of laughter. Did these morons in government actually think we the citizens were going to pay those absurd tolls for a road we had already paid, many times over?

After the citizens demanded a rethink by government, the new toll structure announced over the weekend are really no better. One government spokesperson had the audacity to speculate that the new proposal was fair to everyone.

That is everyone who stands to benefit from the tenders involved in the project, not to mention the grubby self-serving politicians themselves who are without doubt involved somehow.

Bastards!

This comes fresh on the heels of the announcement that government intends to tax us even further to sustain their latest hair-brained scheme known as National Health Insurance (NHI).

Yes folks, prepare to bend over after being robbed at a tollbooth, so that the swines’ inĀ  government can reach up your ass and wrench out whatever is left, to pay for the health insurance you’re going to need after becoming destitute.

Public health is currently a cesspool of corruption and incompetence. We don’t need to feed this monster with any additional taxation so that it becomes bigger and more uncontrollable.

Taxpayers who are already overburdened by government extortion to fund their lavish lifestyles, feed those hungry tender machines, keep their cronies happy, and sustain those extravagant post-apartheid pipe dreams, should refuse to be treated as cash cows, and fight this tyranny with all they’ve got.

No more, please! Or we’re going to take this to the street…

Arsenal………Aaarrrrrrgggghhh

Opening day of the English Premiership…and Arsenal kicked off the new season against Newcastle, much like they finished the last season – with a whimper.

The pleasure I once used to feel watching the Gunners on the field, has turned into anguish and even disgust, over the last few months. What has happened to the team, the Manager?

Wenger looks increasingly bewildered at the poor performances; temper tantrums in the technical area have replaced the euphoria we got used to seeing on his face. The team doesn’t look happy to be playing football – the lacklustre performance, the dejected looks, dropped shoulders, shouts out that they would rather be elsewhere.

In the weeks leading up to the opening game, the fans were promised the arrival of someone of “real quality.” Against Newcastle yesterday, the someone of “real quality” was left to warm the bench. What is going on?

Why haven’t the transfers of Fabregas and Nasri been finalised yet? It’s obvious these ungrateful shites don’t want to be part of the team; there continued presence can only be disruptive to those players who actually still have the club in their hearts.

The income could have been used already to attract real quality and experience to the club; instead Wenger continues to plunder kindergartens. Why not just convert the entire club into a training academy? Seems that’s all they’ve been good at for the last few years.

The fans have been rather patient and the trust in Wenger is still largely intact. However growing discontent begins to swell. How much longer will the fans put up with what appears to be the club’s slide into another mid-table wannabe.