What about a Simple Government Lottery?
R5.00 per ticket. ID number as "Lucky Number"
60% of Total divided amongst 40% of entrants. More or less R10,000 per person. You do the maths.
Much fairer than 1 person getting R10m or more.
Cut out all the different levels of smaller prizes. Simplify the admin.
Run and staffed by Finance Ministry or SARS. Paid straight into the winners bank accounts.
Don't start a new department or ministry. Use what we've got.
A percentage of money raised to be used in running the country. Open and transparent.
Maximum of 5% used for salaries, no "extras".
That is one way to involve the whole country in the development of our beautiful land.
Other things to think about and maybe put into practice.
Corporations make a 1% "donation" to SARS every month, based on Sales.
A donation, over and above normal taxation. Could contribute to Social Welfare, building more schools and Universities etc.
Increase VAT and do away with personal Tax. Or make personal tax a small automatic deduction.
For everybody, rich and poor. Again, reduce the admin.
Give ALL employees shares in the business, not just the owners and management.
Life is really simple, but we issist on making it complicated - Confucius
"Mandela drafted the M Plan, a simple, commonsense plan for organization on a street basis so that Congress volunteers would be in daily touch with the people, alert to their needs and able to mobilize them" - Oliver Tambo
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify. Reduce or eliminate unnecessary paperwork and forms.
Use the fantastic technology that is available to all. Rich and poor.
Change Red Tape to Blue or Green - Natures colours.
I'm no politician. Or accountant / economist. Or big business owner/manager/CEO etc.
Just an ordinay older (72) South African. Born and bred.
I hope our children and grandchildren will get the benefit of simplification.
I am more than happy to contribute a portion of my pension, as a donation.
My taxes are paid and up to date.
I'm not rich in money terms, but certainly not poor.
But I am rich in many other ways. Being South African is one!
I get broke every now and then, like everybody else. but I am certainly not a "Burden to the State"