What's your favorite disguise? [/meta]
posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."
-- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
In the Headlines
Oil, power, fare rates up
12-percent VAT takes effect today
Only now that I am employed that I began to be really conscious of two words: TAX and INCREASE.
Earlier, Senator Mar Roxas (with his Mr. Palengke credibility) was interviewed in a short segment at Unang Hirit. He seemed to memorize the prices of goods most consumers would start wondering (and complaining) about.
In a way, it was also educating (*smirks*) that he emphasized that the 2-percent increase would only be affecting processed goods (they seem to think that pigs, cows, and chickens walk to the market to be killed and sold, vegetables are harvested on the tables of the vendors or roll down from Baguio, and fish swim from Cebu and Batangas).
When asked how the people would benefit from the increase, he said that the Senate is still not sure. WHAAAT! Still according to him, about P75 billion is expected to be generated from the increase.
Is 10 percent not enough to fund government functions and trips (which are often at home or with friends and family)???
As for employers, they only avoid two words which everyone looks forward to: SALARY INCREASE.
I could only wish that my height increases as fare, power, and oil price do.
But if that ever comes true, I'd be taller than Yao Ming in a span of one year.