So this is really a backdoor way to cut the salaries of civil servants and unions? They pay them, but tax them more, and they are the only ones impacted since their salaries are on the books.
Tax revolt started by Greek dogs.
The Greeks have long since adjusted their lives to far left thieving rulers.
This wonderful country is otherwise a hopeless economic basket case.
Ask any Greek diner owner you know.
A third of Greece’s economic activity is under the table.
I read an article once that said if Italians paid 100% of the taxes they owed legally, they would pay 140% of their income in taxes. The tax responsibility cuts both ways: people need to pay their taxes but the gov’t must insure that those taxes are just and sustainable. If the government taxes its citizenry unreasonably, then the only option is to be a tax cheat.
Glenn Beck spoke of this "underground" effect yesterday, pointing out examples today, such as Oprah's finding a way to avoid California's high rate, and others doing the same.
The human will to survive and reduce their level of slavery to government is enormous, driving wealth underground in order to allow a degree of liberty to those who work and earn.
Reduce the taxing rates and watch what happens. The so-called "intellectual" Far Left in America is truly ignorant of basic economic realities of history.
There is nothing that can be done to prevent it. Mao couldn't keep a lid on the black market even with the informants, midnight arrests and work camps as deterrents.