Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Source of Revenue and Allocation

Town, city, or county
A state, or a country
Depends on taxes to support
Basic infrastructure systems.

Income they generate from
Taxes on income, sales, property
Toll on roads and so on
To pay for needs of people.

It's duty of citizens to pay
Their dues, their fair share
To receive support for schools
Transport and communications.

Gross income from all sources
Help in overall maintenance
It's not necessary to reveal
What taxes pay for what sector.

It pains me to note in a case
A city announced raising price
Of cigarette packets sold
To support funding of schools.

It's a clear conflict of interest
As smoking's discouraged on one hand
On the other hand need more sales
Of cigarettes to support education.

Linking source to an activity
Clearly affects the morale
Of people who support the system
And those who receive the benefit.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Topic(s): society

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  • Freshman - 1,196 Points Dinesh Nair (7/10/2014 7:08:00 AM)

    In the context of India`s union government having presented the new budget for 2014 [ which is the old wine in the older bottle ] your poem is relevant sir. The facts are always facts. (Report) Reply

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