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1. Stop an Increase in the GST

In Australia, we currently have a GST of 10%. At this level it has been a complicit failure. We were led to believe implementing a GST would give our government the ability to reduce other so called hidden taxes and ultimately benefit our economy as a whole. Here we are 15 years later and currently in the worst economic health we have ever been in, even though we have just had the benefit of a 13 year plus mining boom.

An increase of 50% (10% to 15% is a 50% increase) will give your incompetent government another 30 Billion plus a year to squander in the same way our incompetent governments have in the past.

The real unemployment figure would be closer to that of reported youth unemployment around 25%. Add in the homeless, the people shifted from the Newstart allowance to the Disability Support Pension and the unemployed with too many assets to be listed as unemployed. This government is not creating any real jobs, simply screening Centrelink with a greater vigilance to remove them from receiving benefits. This is giving false figures.

There are several alternatives, we need to stop any suggestion of increasing the current failed tax and start debating the viable and sustainable alternatives.

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2. Keep Jobs at HMRC Porthmadog & North Wales

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced plans to close all tax offices in the UK & replace them with 13 regional centres. Just one centre will remain in Wales-in Cardiff. Staff in North Wales are expected to move to Liverpool.

We call on HMRC & the UK Government to re-consider their plans & keep a regional centre in the North whilst maintaining the Welsh-language call centre in Porthmadog.


Mae HMRC wedi cyhoeddi eu bwriad i gau holl swyddfeydd treth y DU a chreu 13 o ganolfannau rhanbarthol. Dim ond un canolfan fydd yng Nghymru-yng Nghaerdydd. Mae disgwyl i staff y Gogledd symud i Lerpwl i weithio.

Galwn ar HMRC a Llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig i ail-ystyried a chadw canolfan rhanbarthol yn y Gogledd a chynnal y gwasanaeth Cymraeg ym Mhorthmadog.

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3. Keep HMRC jobs in North Wales

Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced the closure of all its tax offices, to be replaced with 13 regional centres. Just one will remain in Wales - in Cardiff. Staff in North Wales are expected to move to Liverpool.

We call on HMRC and the UK Government to re-think its plan, to keep a regional centre in the North and maintain the Welsh-language callcentre here.

Mae HMRC wedi cyhoeddi y bydd yn cau'r holl swyddfeydd treth a chreu 13 o ganolfannau rhanbarthol. Dim ond un fydd yna yng Nghymru - yng Nghaerdydd. Mae disgwyl i staff y Gogledd symud i Lerpwl.

Galwn ar HMRC a Llywodraeth y Deyrnas Unedig i ail-feddwl y cynllun, i gadw canolfan rhanbarthol yn y Gogledd a chynnal y gwasanaeth Cymraeg yma.

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4. Stop Injustice and Unfairness in Taxation Law! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!


The CRA Causes More Bankruptcies than anything else in Canada!

Every day in Canada people are subject to a unfair rules of Law that can Destroy them and their family's! And it is Responsible for Homelessness', Suicides , immeasurable Pain & Suffering ! 100,000+ CANADIANS IN CRISIS!

Revenue Canada, uses the 90 Day Rule to reply to a reassessment. The Rule is if you where sent a assessment it is classified as received regardless to the facts of if you actually received the Documents! And the Time Starts from the Day Revenue Canada sends Notice .

This puts thousands and thousands of Canadians at a serious disadvantage! The CRA Knows this!

After 90 days, you cannot Appeal to the Federal Tax Court and have your Day in Court because of the 90 Day rule! Countless Canadians have Appeals Denied because Parliament has Not protected Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedom's!

Revenue Canada use's this totally unjust and unfair Law every day against Canadians to extort people for Taxes even if they don't owe any money .

Then Revenue Canada issues a R T P, or Requirement To Pay And can and will take Everything you have!

Your Bank accounts, Cars, Home, Farm, RRSPs, Everything! Even if you can prove beyond Any Doubt you do NOT owe $ and CRA Auditors Failed in Duty of Care! your Life is completely Ruined by a Bad Audit and there is NO Protection By Law!

This a huge Collateral Attack on thousands of people who can least afford it , and there are currently thousands of Canadians having their lives Destroyed! It is complete disregard to Due Process and Justice to put people at a complete disadvantage in protecting their Rights and Freedom's! Total Injustice!

All the people in Canada are subject to this and Parliament should be strongly Petitioned to stop this financial attack by Revenue Canada on Thousands of Canadians!

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5. Save the Force Farm!

To whom it my Concern,

Please sign our petition and help us in our litigation with Ostego County New York and their unconstitutional use of article 11 foreclosure procedures which infringes on the rights of landowners. There is a stay on the deed of our three properties which consists of 111 acres in Butternut Valley.

We paid our taxes in 2012 and were told that we could not pay our 2011 taxes. We could not pay our 2013 taxes due to surgeries and illnesses. On July 16, 2014, we tried to pay all of our back taxes including our taxes for the current year of 2014. What triggered the foreclosure and auction of all three properties was less than $600.00 of tax money owed in 2011. Ostego County has our back tax money that we owe them in escrow. When in court on Monday August 18th, 2014, the Attorney for Ostego County could not even answer Judge Burns as to why they would not let us pay our back taxes before the August 20th, 2014 foreclosure auction.

I am a Veteran and I am still serving in the Air National Guard with 17 years of service. My wife was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 17 years ago and her health is affecting her memory. The message Ostego County is sending to its citizens is that if you become ill or lose your job, you will lose your property.

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6. STOP the MANDATORY Phase 2 of the NB Drug Plan

New Brunswick is in need of a catastrophic drug plan. In response to this need, the PC government lead by Premier David Alward created the NB Drug Plan.

The problems with the plan are numerous:

1. Phase 2 makes the drug plan MANDATORY for uninsured New Brunswickers.
2. The premiums are HIGH! ($134 a month for families earning $25k/year & $234 a month for families making $50k/year)
3. There is a 30% copay.
4. The plan excludes all other health coverage (dental, vision, etc.).
5. As it only effects New Brunswickers without employment benefits (insurance), it in essence is placing an additional financial burden on our most vulnerable citizens: small business employees, entrepreneurs, contract workers, those working and living hand-to-mouth.

As it stands right now, all the major political parties are in support of Phase 2. Our voices need to be heard on this important issue. These politicians work for us, and their policies should reflect the needs and realities of the citizens of New Brunswick!

The PC party has promised no tax increases. This plan will be a 3-6% tax on our families! The plan is being touted as a benefit; mandatory Phase 2 makes it another tax.

Please sign this petition and spread the word. New Brunswickers deserve an option, not a tax disguised as a benefit.

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7. Stop taxing Pensioners over 70 if our Pensions are under £12,000 a year

Let us call on the Government to STOP TAXING our Pensions if we get less than
£12,000 a year.

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8. Australians for a Better Budget

Companies are the biggest earners in Australia, earning billions of dollars a year.
Currently their top tax rate is 30% and about to drop to 28.5% whereas the top tax rate for people is 45%.

This is unfair and one huge source of untapped revenue for the government.

Companies are separate legal entities from their shareholders and are taxed that way.

There is no reason why individual voters should be taxed at a rate 50% greater than companies.

Companies need all the money they can get, but so do individuals and government.

It is fair for companies and individual voters to pay the same, progressive, tax rates starting at 19% and going to 45% for the higher income earners.

This taps those businesses making millions and billions out of Australian consumers. It helps smaller individual Australians and smaller companies.

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9. Drill more North Sea wells!

Last year in 2013 we began with 22 rigs drilling in the North Sea and by the end of the year there were 10. It resulted in the lowest level of exploration drilling in the UKCS since 1965!

The North Sea market is key to the economic health of the UK in a number of ways. However, what is often overlooked is that a thriving and dynamic home market is absolutely core to innovative technology development in the UK. This mostly results in export income, increased jobs, and ultimately in value creation by cashing in on the global potential of these new technologies.

George Osbourne is proposing another tax swoop which will hit directly at potential drilling activity in the North Sea. It is short sighted and could become the straw that breaks the camel's back.

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10. Petition for cyclists to pay road taxes/fees

If cyclists want motorists to "share the road" with them, and put up with their ridiculous riding techniques and stupidity, then why not make them pay fees and taxes like we do?

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11. Jamaicans Against New Bank Tax

The exorbitant taxes paid needs to stop.

Let's nip this new tax in the bud before it commences on June 1, 2014.

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12. Block Denbighshire Chief Exec's Bumper Pay Rise

Staff at Denbighshire County Council have received a measly 1% pay-rise. Denbighshire are looking to cut services and make savings of £8.5m.

Denbighshire Chiefe Executive, Mr Mohammed Mehmet is in line for a rise of between 5% and 12%!

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13. Abolish the Goods and Services Tax in Canada.

This is a petition to Abolish the Goods and services tax in Canada.

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14. Time for Tax Reform in the US

It has long plagued our country. Everyone who is a lawful citizen knows of this service. A service... almost a comical name for such debauchery. The IRS. The Internal Revenue Service. How does one group decide who is exempt from what programs? Who decides who owes more money than others on which events?

This is what I would like to know. An E-4 in the Marine Corps, Rank of Corporal, with a young wife who is a college student and works at Subway owe money back to the IRS even though she doesn't claim any exemptions, and he claims but one on their respective W-4's. So how is it that they could owe the IRS back taxes of almost 700 dollars at the end of the fiscal year. This occurred in the tax year of 2013. A young Marine who fights for his country, considered a junior enlisted. Combining his income with his wife after the standard IRS deduction of 6,100 dollars their adjusted gross income is 20550 dollars, which is only 5000 dollars more than the poverty line. Just living above the poverty line, and a service member, with a young wife who works at a subway, how can they owe money back to the IRS.

My fellow brother and sister Americans, long has how much our taxes owed been prescribed for us. I say that we demand answers, an in depth audit of the IRS itself as well as demand that we look for new improved ways to do taxes. Most notably in the form of the Fair Tax.

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15. Stop Bristol VA Debt

As concerned taxpayers in Southwest Virginia, we have watched while Bristol Virginia City leaders have borrowed millions of taxpayer dollars without any guarantee of return on OUR TAXPAYER investment. The time has come to cut our losses before the city of Bristol Virginia maxes out the Taxpayers credit card.

• Huge Gamble: Private Development is risky. The city of Bristol should not use our tax dollars to try to get into the private development business.

• Maxed Out (to the Limit): The city of Bristol, Virginia has a $100 million credit limit. (1) The city council has already borrowed $35 million dollars to fund The Falls risky development scheme. (2) The city of Bristol, Virginia is nearing their debt ceiling and what do the taxpayers of Bristol have to show for it?

• Misguided Priorities: According to city leaders, there is no way the city can finance a $20 million dollar school now.(3) Why do the taxpayers of Bristol have to build a new mall just to have money to build a school? The city leaders should use our tax dollars to build schools not shopping centers.

• Approaching Bankruptcy: Currently, the city of Bristol, Virginia general obligation debt is $79 million. (4) In October, the city approved another $10 million dollars in borrowing for The Falls, which brings the total debt to $89 million. (5) Citizens of Bristol know the leaders in Washington can’t control their spending. Now, the city council wants the state of Virginia to bail them out.

1. Bristol, Va., plans to issue big bucks in bonds for The Falls Bristol Herald Courier October 19, 2013.
2. City of Bristol Virginia Financial Summary 12/31/13 Preliminary.
3. City backs school concept in spirit, but financing in question Bristol Herald Courier December 10, 2013.
4. Bristol, Va., plans to issue big bucks in bonds for The Falls Bristol Herald Courier October 19, 2013.
5. Bristol Virginia City Council Meeting October 8, 2013.

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We Malaysians will be bombarded with another increase in toll fees.

The toll concessionaires reported profit every year in their audited annual returns. Therefor there is no reason for a hike.

We hope that with this petition we can send a message to our Malaysian government.

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17. Stop Canberra from Adding the GST to Fruit and Vegetables

The government is considering implementing a GST on fresh fruit and vegetables.

Please sign this petition if you are against the government adding a GST tax on fresh fruit and vegetables.

This petition has been authorized by Peter Keith Schuback, the Australia First Party candidate for the Queensland Senate.

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18. Stop Requiring Animal Testing

Animal testing is a cruel and barbaric practice that should be banned. Animals do not want to be tortured, locked up, neglected and abused any more than we do, so why should we do it to them?

Myth 1# "Animal testing is vital to save lives".

Animal testing actually kills more people than it saves because of the fact that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. Even animals that are very similar to us in terms of DNA, such as pigs and monkeys, are still too different for every result from tests on them to be entirely accurate.

For instance, chimpanzees are immune to HIV, Malaria and hepatitis. Aspirin causes birth defects in most lab animals, but it doesn't do this to people. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in dogs.

In fact, most so-called "medical" experiments that are done on animals are actually done with money in mind, not people. That is one of the main reasons why these misleading experiments are still performed.

If a drug is passed as safe due to animal tests, it is then often given to people. If a drug passes as dangerous and unsafe due to animal tests, it is often given to people anyway because even the drug companies often know that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. If a person takes it and then gets any really bad side effects, the company cannot be sued because they did do the safety tests.

Myth 2# "Lab animals are always treated kindly and looked after properly".

Although some may well be treated with kindness and cared for properly, many of them are not. In fact, during investigations, animal defenders have filmed horrifying scenes that should disgust us all.

Lab animals are often shot at, held against red hot metal plates, have boiling water poured over them, force-fed dangerous chemicals, cut open, gassed, have their brains damaged with severe blows to their heads, starved, locked up and have their skin irritated by various different substances.

Lab animals are also sometimes abused outside of the experiments. Laboratory workers have been filmed punching, slapping and shaking animals before.

Myth 3# "Animals do not feel pain, have emotions or help others".

This is probably one of the biggest lies, misunderstandings, of the century. Animals definitely DO feel pain, have emotions and help others. Anyone who believes that animals do not feel pain should go and kick a dog and then watch what happens. If animals could not feel pain or fear, how do you think they would survive out in the wild?

Animals definitely do have emotions. When you tell a dog off, they will often cower away because they know that you are angry with them. Anyone who has ever had or even stayed with a cat before will know that cats are definitely more likely to scratch and bite at certain points in time than others. How else can this be explained other than in the fact that they have moods like people do?

Also, time and time again have dogs been known to pine for their owners after they have died. Hachiko carried on going to wait at the train station for his master's return until about ten years after his master had died and Greyfriar's Bobby waited by his master's grave for at least ten years before he himself died, apparently of the same illness that had killed his master.

Dogs have even been known to pine for their people when they have only gone to work or gone out for a little while. Dog behaviourists and experts often call this, separation anxiety, but a lot of it is really just loneliness and boredom. How else do you explain the scenario of a person leaving for a while and returning to get complaints from his or her neighbours about his or her dog's barking and howling and then finding broken items and chewed up furniture all over their home?

Even wild animals have been known to help others of their own species, even if they are not directly related to them. Lionesses have been known to adopt baby antelopes, wild birds will often try to save their mates' lives and even vampire bats have been adopt other members of their own species. Chimpanzees have been known to save ducklings and at least one baby boy has been rescued by a gorilla before.

If these really did not care, why do you think they did these sorts of things? Why did they bother to help out here?

Myth 4# "There is no alternative to animal testing."

There are, nowadays, so many alternatives to animal testing that it need not be used any longer. Fake skin and organs, donated cells and body parts, studies of living people and computer models can all now be used, and these can produce results that are far more relevant and useful than those optioned through animal tests.

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19. Ashfield No Bedroom Tax Evictions

The Bedroom Tax, which started in April 2013, is a tax on tenants on low incomes needing to claim housing benefit in order to be able to pay their rent. Added to the background of widescale cuts already affecting the poorest in society, the Bedroom Tax further attacks poor and vulnerable people by snatching 14% or 25% off their already tiny incomes.

For Ashfield social tenants this brings an increased risk of eviction and homelessness as things stand.

This is an attack not just on those unlucky enough to be unemployed in the current economic climate it also affects those with jobs - in the past few years approximately 90% of new Housing Benefit (HB) applications have been from people with jobs!

Contrary to the political rhetoric blaming claimants for being 'greedy', the high cost of Housing Benefit is due to landlords charging very high rents and employers paying very low wages. Politicians claim that the Bedroom Tax is about cutting the 'welfare bill' and reducing homelessness, but if those were genuine aims the government would re-introduce rent controls and build more council houses. Instead of these simple and fair measures, the Bedroom Tax further impoverishes the poorest people and paves the way for further privitisation and landlord profits.

Ashfield Homes Ltd and Ashfield District Council can choose to evict tennants falling into arrears through Bedroom Tax or choose instead to assist them in various ways:

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The humble Growler has become an endangered species in BC again as the Provincial Government has decided to jack up the tax on growler refills.

CAMRA BC considers this a direct tax on craft beer and in particular the smaller breweries that rely on growler sales and have contributed to its renaissance.

Growlers are environmentally responsible and a growing part of the craft beer culture in BC and this tax hike will harm the growth of this industry and the culture of BC. Join us in our fight.

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21. No Tax Raise & No New Taxes

As Americans we are already paying too much in tax. Our founding fathers argued that they did not want to put a ceiling on a 10% tax rate for citizens because a future Government might have the audacity to impose such a high rate.

History supports less intrusive Government, free enterprise, and less than a 10% tax rate for all.

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22. Restoration of Man's Natural Right to Sow Seed, Reap Fruit

It is both unconscionable and unconstitutional for any Government founded upon Natural Law to make illegal the cultivation, trade or sale of any Natural Plant.

Throughout history it has been Man's Right to reap the fruit of his choosing to best provide for his needs and the wants of a free market.

Until the mid twentieth century it had been Government's Right to collect taxes upon the distribution of Natural Plant products. The overbearing laws of the last century have made criminals of those seeking to provide for themselves and their families, have drastically reduced government's tax base, and have created a black market of violent individuals to provide the free market.

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23. Wales: Lower business rates for small firms, higher for supermarkets

Wales has the most expensive rates in the UK for small firms, while supermarkets are given the cheapest rates in the UK.

In Scotland, supermarkets pay more than small firms.

We want a similar and fairer two-tier business rate system and call for the devolving of business rates to Wales.

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24. Child Support Tax Reform Bill (Pre-Copy)

Parents In America has found solutions for many of the problems that exist within the Child Support System. We are asking for your support not only to sign the petition, but also to become a member and join the movement that is here to break down the legal barriers and bring a unified Child Support System that is fair to all.

If the proposed Child Support Tax Reform is to pass, it has the ability to boost the economy by 1 BILLION dollars on a monthly basis. And, this is just the beginning…

Highlights of Petition:

Allow for increase in monthly income for all Non-Custodial parents paying child support by tax reform.

Decrease arrearage owed to Custodial parents without affecting the Non-Custodial parents income.

A tax credit for Non-Custodial parents who pay their child support as ordered.

Tax credits for Custodial parents who do not receive child support payments as ordered and receive little to no government assistance.

Our company realizes in order to protect the future of our children, we must first protect those who are the guardians of our children. The Power is in our hands for change. We must come together as one in order for change to happen.

A full copy of the petition is currently being drawn-up. If you have any suggestions that you would like to see added to the petition before the final copy is released for signatures please send us your comments, and suggestions for review. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

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25. Stop politicians posturing on personal morality

The current prime minister, friend of Lord Ashcroft and others of that ilk, has verbally pilloried an entertainer for taking apparently legal measures to reduce the tax he pays.

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26. New Drainage Utility Fee should be Lower in Richardson TX

Background information for this petition can be found at the following link:

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27. Miners should pay a fair share

For years miners in Australia have been getting away with not paying a fair share of tax for Crown-owned minerals. It's about time they did.

We hold this sentiment:

‎"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You dug a mine out there - good for you.
But I want to be clear.
You moved your goods to market on the roads and ports the rest of us paid for.
You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.
You were safe in your factory or mine because of police forces, fire forces and military forces that the rest of us paid for.
You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your mine or have a country would invade.
Now look.
You dug a mine and it turned into something terrific.
You mined Crown-owned minerals; you need to pay a fair price for the national collective’s inheritance that you are profiteering off.
Now you keep a Big Hunk of it.
But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."¬if_t=photo_comment

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Το Έκτακτο Ειδικό Τέλος Ηλεκτροδοτούμενων Δομημένων Επιφανειών (Ε.Ε.Τ.Η.Δ.Ε.) κοινώς γνωστό ως «χαράτσι» είναι άδικο και απάνθρωπο. To χαράτσι έχει φέρει φτώχεια και δυστυχία σε μερικές εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες νοικοκυριά στην Ελλάδα. Όσοι ακόμη αντέχετε μήν είστε τόσο σίγουροι πως θα αντέξετε για πολύ αν δεν ανατραπεί η κατρακύλα με τις παραβιάσεις των θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων των πολιτών της Ελλάδας. Η λύση είναι να καταργηθεί το χαράτσι στο ρεύμα και στην εφορία. Ενωμένοι Στεκόμαστε.


The new property tax through the electricity bills in Greece (commonly known as poll tax) is unfair and anti-humanistic and probably will cause the Greek citizens' suppression with their properties attached by a state that is violating repeatedly their constitutional rights.

This new property tax has brought poverty and unhappiness to hundreds of thousands households living in Greece. The solution is this new property tax (4021/2011 article 53) to be cancelled. United we Stand.

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29. Fast train for Watford-Richmond

Journey from Watford to Richmond is between 57 minutes-112 minutes minus the walking time to and fro stations with 2-3 changes. I am working mum and now spend 3 hours travelling because I started working in Richmond.

The Train Track used for slow service can be modified to introduce faster services from Watford- Willesden Junction- Richmond and improve life of Tax paying individuals who spend a considerable amount of time travelling and penalising the family life in comparison to people who do not work or stay at home.

I feel Mayor of London and Watford should work together to improve the transport link and help improve quality of life.

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30. Stop tax on baby products in South Africa

At present VAT is charged on many products and services for babies and children under 5 in south Africa, one of very few countries doing this.
For examlple, 14% of the shelf price of infant formula, nappies (diapers), baby clothing and medicinal products like colic drops.

These goods are already almost beyond the financial reach of most of the population. The government's taxation of these products highlights its nonchalance regarding the welfare of children.

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