I do not really read the news, just the titles. Most of the time is a waste of time. However, sometimes it strikes a nerve.
Take this title from today’s ZF: Do you know what your taxes are used for? . This is advertised as a forum of experts that are going to explain to us the destination of the taxes paid in Romania. Some of the people in the panel are good economists (one is my partner in two companies ). Still, my question is : Do we need them to tell us about the destination of our taxes?
I do not believe we do . For anyone interested in what their taxes are used for in the economy I recommend:
– spend a day in a public hospital
-go and pay your taxes around noon at any office
-drive from Bucharest to Arad and back
-send your kid to public school in Romania
-ask support from a police man after you just cursed at one of the big mafiosi in your neighborhood
These are just few examples but they will give you a better feel for how the public money are spent then the any expert view.
If you have other and better examples please let me know. I will check to see if the conclusions from the panel discussion matches our view.