Mafia Tax on Energy


Why do we have to pay the mafia tax to Eni? Eni is a company quoted on the Stock Exchange. The Treasury has 21%, the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti has 10%. The remaining 69% is owned by small and big share holders.
Eni is a de facto monopoly. Our energy bill goes to Eni’s coffers.
Eni has declared a profit of 9,200,000,000 Euro in 2006.
A massive profit taken away from families and companies.
Practically, we have paid another Finance Law.
A part of the profit is distributed to the shareholders.
The first shareholder to get some of the mafia tax is the State.
The other shareholders, apart from private citizens, I don’t know who they are.
I can smell the usual pong of the gentile living room.
The one that has probably placed its own men in the Board of Directors.
The one that has perhaps nominated Scaroni (who made an agreement over a conviction and sentence to two years and three months for corruption) as the Chief Executive Officer.
Eni’s mafia tax is the lead in the wings of the development of the country.
Yesterday Scaroni decided to add more lead: Agip has increased the price of petrol and diesel.
The State has reacted with harshness. Bersani declared: “We will see if Agip will decide to give explanations about such an unusual operation.”
The citizen that owns Eni shares can pay the mafia tax on the energy bill by cashing in their dividends. The citizen that doesn’t own Eni shares can pay the mafia tax full stop. If we were all shareholders, the problem would be resolved.

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 12:05 PM in | Comments (6)
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Dear Beppe a "gentile living room" is a non-Jewish living room. I think you mean a "genteel" living room!

Posted by: Maureen Lister | February 27, 2007 09:44 AM

LOL thats awsome!!

Posted by: thatchre | February 26, 2007 11:48 AM

this video narrates quite well the Italian history of the latest fifty years

Posted by: ANTONIO LANACONE | February 26, 2007 12:31 AM

Beppe -- for the first time, I don't understand where you're coming from.

Any public corporation that shows itself to be overly greedy and overly profitable, and so well connected that it can't help but make a profit, is not an offense to humanity.

It's a simple money-making opportunity.

Buy shares and join the winning side, it's that simple. You may not get rich from it, but as you've just said yourself:

"If we were all shareholders, the problem would be resolved."

Posted by: Steve Rapaport | February 25, 2007 10:40 PM

"The Mafia is oppression, arrogance, greed, self-enrichment, power and hegemony above and against all others. It is not an abstract concept, or a state of mind, or a literary term... It is a criminal organization regulated by unwritten but iron and inexorable rules... The myth of a courageous and generous 'man of honor' must be destroyed, because a mafioso is just the opposite."

-- Cesare Terranova, Italian Magistrate murdered in 1979

Posted by: Luigi Bottino | February 25, 2007 10:27 PM

Come fa uno “comico” che ha il coraggio di denunciare certe cose…ad andare a dirle in una tv come la nostra?!

Ultimamente molti si domandano “stupidamente” come mai il “comico” Beppe Grillo non è più invitato nelle tv nazionali? la riposta sarebbe molto semplice “volendo”, basterebbe ascoltare quello che da anni dice nei suoi spettacoli, e che adesso scrive anche nel suo blog per capirlo….ma chissà come mai, la maggior parte dei personaggi “prezzolati” che sono autorizzati a parlare in televisione, se ne guardano bene dal dire la chiara e semplice verità….e continuano a fare grandi giri di parole per cercare di sviare da quello che è noto ormai a tutti gli Italiani…e cioè che il “comico”Beppe Grillo, è rimasto uno dei pochissimi “artisti” liberi e che, proprio per questa sua rara caratteristica, è assolutamente incompatibile con la nostra televisione che di libero ormai non ha più niente….

Tanto è vero che pare che la maggior parte degl’Italiani vorrebbero che Grillo partecipasse a san remo, o a qualsiasi altra trasmissione tv, per dire finalmente tutte quelle cose che nessuno ha più il coraggio di dire pubblicamente, ma poi alla fine io mi domando:

Anche se ciò accadesse, Cosa cambierebbe sostanzialmente in un paese come il nostro?

A parte le centinai di denuncie che sicuramente si prenderebbe?

PS: povere quelle nazioni che hanno bisogno di eroi…..

Posted by: Dissi Dente "che duoleva" | February 25, 2007 09:39 PM

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