The Liberian people might be uneducated, but they’are NOT stupid! The Liberian Revenue Authority [LRA] Commissioner-General (Elfreda Tamba-Stewart) says that “It is through tax education that we can harden voluntary (tax) complaince, and this remains a cogent part of our corporate strategic plan” (Re “LRA Rural Campaign Awareness Receives Boost But…”, Daily Observer Online) But who in their right mind needs “tax education” to pay taxes when they see, with their own two eyes, government ministers stealing or misusing their tax dollars?
Common sense tells us that those who hold authority to act on behalf of others are regarded as FIDUCIARIES, and must adhere to the highest standards of care, loyalty and honesty, when spending the people’s money. In other words, government ministers must take care of the people’s money and spend it wisely!
But we all know that most of our government ministers are worthless human beings! They steal. They take kickbacks. And they spend our tax dollars frivolously to buy tainted SUV’s and pay $600,000 rent to landlords!
So, Madame Commissioner-General, I mean no disrespect, but NO amount of tax education will “harden voluntary compliance” until you (LRA) STOP using our tax dollars to pay your US$600,000 rent for that shining LRA building, buy 9 tainted SUVs for tax collectors, and a flat screen tv for your hair salon!
And hey, wouldn’t it be nice to see some of the born rogues in our government behind bars?