syam wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:33 am
It's not personal attack. You called the budget big disappointment while everyone saying it is blockbuster. You keep telling how BJP failed when it comes to Hinduthva. Now you are saying BJP is as corrupt as Congress.
I said it’s a disappointment because that’s what it is. The tax exemption only applies if your income falls below a certain threshold because it isn’t a change in tax slabs, it’s a reimbursement. Please look at the Indian economy thread in BRF. As it has been discussed in detail. But the disappointment is the fact that Jaitley should have given the tax relief last year when he could.
Also, the premise of the number of people earning more than 10lacs a year is wrong to begin with. That number is only true of people who don’t have a choice when it comes to being taxed. Businessmen have so many avenues to evade taxes that someone’s with 50 lac of income can show himself having earned only 10 lacs. And the problem with that is not just that it skews the figures but is unfair for those who cannot hide their income.
Please explain yourself why you made these statements. At least give explanation on corruption statement.
Funny thing is, you call this as corruption,
But why me, speak to any businessman and they'll tell you the same. Everything requires some elbow grease. These things aren't black and white. You are only fooling yourself if you think that way.
Please tell me how this elbow greasing makes BJP corrupt.
I will give you a simple, but recent incident. To win a tender to build a road, you need to pay about 40% of the tender value in hafta. It greases everyone from the local corporator to the sitting MLA. The profit for such a tender is about 20%. Cost of build is 40%. If the government is paying you 100 rupees for which you only use 40 rupees to build something, I would call it corruption. So as a taxpayer, it would piss you off if you are paying all this money and see nothing for it. Meanwhile, those who can hide income, do so in all sorts of creative ways (oh an I’m not talking about legal evasion) .. I’m talking about selling things in cash so you don’t need to pay tax. If you’re interested, I can get you everything from holiday packages to TVs, all off the books. Real estate, well that is open knowledge, so I need not say anything.
I am talking about having to pay bribes when you build a house because if you don’t, your house won’t be “legal”. Recently, I built a house and had to pay money to the local corporator. But elections happened and the new guy was a bjp fellow, who said, and I quote “what you paid was for the previous guy, but since you’ve already paid, I will reduce my fee”
But forget such tenders. Why don’t you open a restaurant... you will be “invited “ to the local police station to discuss whether your business is adhering to the law. Money that exchanges hands greases everyone to the top. As I said, none of this is breaking news. You just need to speak to the right people. So please, speak to local establishments. Heck even the local pani puri gadi fellow pays local bribes of 20-50 a day. Do you think the collectors do so without the blessing of higher ups?
The recent drama in the KA govt.. How do think that happened? Each MLA was offered about 150 crores. They didn’t quit because they realised congress/jds is corrupt. If that’s not corruption, I don’t know what is.
Having said all that, the quantum of corruption is significantly lower under BJP. Modi isn’t corrupt, I never said he was, but he cannot clean the system because it’s been destroyed over 70 years.