Tax Federalism

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Break ranks. Tax Federalism is arriving. The regional presidents of the North are the new musketeers: one for all and everyone for themselves.
Bresso wants the Catalan model for Piedmont. Galan wants it really serene and with shekels. Formigoni wants to lighten the tax burden in Lombardy.
The psycho-dwarf is always ahead of everyone. He would give money to no one: he wants a tax strike. At the end, the argument is always the same. It’s the famous fifth article: who has the money has won.
Public administration is the primary source of jobs in many regions of the south, and gets the top place in the city of Rome.
The south and a part of the centre live on public jobs and pensions. A region like Sicily should have the GDP of Belgium or of Greece. Instead it is the homeland of incinerators and regassification units. Of Scapagnini and of Totò Cuffaro.
When the Savoys arrived in Naples, they immediately took away the State Coffers. This gave rise to the myth of the Cassa del Mezzogiorno {Coffers of the South}.
That became a transfer of taxes to the non migrant people of the south. A way of not removing the population of the South. A form of pay-back to an occupied sovereign State.
A South that is assisted and abandoned by the mafias. A North without industries at a European level. The Tax Federalism is a detonator, if it gets through, Italy disappears. Everyone knows that, even the ambidextrous Left. If the North becomes federalist, with just a few tiny DS enclaves with waste-to-energy plant incorporated, the deal is done.
Tax Federalism, however, exists already. It is applied with rigour and professionalism by the tax dodgers. The numbers that are proclaimed by the politicians are getting bigger, to the amazement of those who are indignant. Enormous.
Equal to ten, twenty, thirty budgets. We manage to dodge more than we produce. The ones who dodge are usually producing and those that produce are in the North. Or am I wrong? So what is the North complaining about?
Italy stays on its feet with the North dodging taxes, with tax revenues going to the South and with the public administration in the centre. A circus balancing trick. But who believes in it any longer?

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 11:41 PM in | Comments (5)
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As to Mr. Tresoldi comment, I am in complete agreement, Italy will fall apart because the glue (Money!) that keep it together will be gone (Actually it doesn’t exist, since the deficit is in the order of 106.8% of GDP taxes are levied heavily!).
Rest assure they will not let it happen, because too many people makes a very comfortable living, calling themselves Politicians while pursuing their own interests only.
The only way to change things in Italy, is to make them responsible for their actions or inactions, just like any normal Professional (Although they are only professional when they are not held responsible!)
Cheers, long live The Italian Institutions

Posted by: Gothlingun Y. | June 20, 2007 02:48 PM

I would like to comment on one of Beppe's statements:

"The Tax Federalism is a detonator, if it gets through, Italy disappears."

I am somewhat intrigued by that. I am not sure what are the merits of any type of federalism in Italy, as I don't live there.

However as an observer of Italian politics, I would say that Italy has been governed by a state which has been too centralist.

I wonder whether the model that I think Cavour instituted (which I think was inspired by France - I am happy to be corrected by that) is not necessarliy the best model for Italy anyway.

If by introducing a type of federalism 'Italy disappears' then let it. Its foundations are not strong enough and it is being propped up artificially.

Posted by: Guido Tresoldi | June 20, 2007 03:38 AM

To prove that Politicians in Italy are what they are, Mr. Gianni Letta (Mr. Berlusconi under-secretary!) is joining Goldmas Sachs as an adviser on Business in the Italian Market.
Usually in most Country after leaving an Institutional Post a wait period is advisable (Usually 2-3 years!), in Italy instead anything goes.
Rest assure your interest is not on his mind, just his own and his employer and Mr. Berlusconi obviously!
Cheers, long live The Italian Institutions

Posted by: Gothlingun Y. | June 18, 2007 06:55 PM

By now it appear load and clear, these Politicians do not have a clue how to manage a Country even less Italy.
So when under pressure to perform, the first thing to do is to shoot the messenger, second regroup creating a new Party (With the same old Incompetents!) and third smile and appear in control of the sinking ship.
Cheers, long live The Italian Institutions

Posted by: Gothlingun Y. | June 18, 2007 06:43 PM

Officially the so called “Little Treasure” should be in the range of 2.5 to 4 Bil. Euros.
Unofficially due to unforeseen expenses of Government Officials (Air Travel, Vacation Expenses, extra Politicians Body Guards, Armored Cars etc.) the mentioned amount is reduced to 100.000,00 Euros .
Therefore the Government is actively working with Edge Funds to speculate on this amount and possibly build it up again to the original amount.
Meanwhile exhaustive are ongoing in regard to Alitalia, the Russian wants to back out leaving AirOne as the only pretender, although with no money AirOne is bidding for Alitalia with Rain-checks post dated to 2020.
An offer box has for Alitalia been installed in every International Airport reminding travelers of Alitalia impeccable service throughout the years, hopefully this will save Alitalia from a complete Bankruptcy shut down.
Cheers, long live The Italian Institutions

Posted by: Gothlingun Y. | June 18, 2007 12:35 PM

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