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Posted by Fred 2012-12-13 00:00||
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File under: Govt of Pakistan
#1 Heh, well, I think about 85 percent of all Pakistanis dodge taxes, so the politicians are doing OK relative to their constituents.
On paper, the tax burden on the average Pakistani is pretty high because they owe secular taxes, Islamic zakat, and if they're a farmer they owe secular agricultural taxes and the Islamic ushr.
#2 The fatal flaw of the protection racket known as Islam has been Jizya. Under Sharia conquered people had to either pay Jizya, convert or die. It didn't take those conquered people long to realize that they could evade Jizya by converting but it decimated the tax base.
Muslim countries lived in extreme poverty until some of them found oil.
Not paying tax is in the DNA of Islam.
Posted by tipper 2012-12-13 09:46||
#3 probably about the same percentage for US lawmakers as well. Give or take one or two Timmie Gietners
Posted by airandee 2012-12-13 11:23||