Well, here we go again; another hot debate for 2012, but this time on a far-out taboo view of income taxes.
As everyone else is throwing in their proposed ideas into the barrel, I suppose I’ll throw mine in as well.
Perhaps at this time, it may not be a bad idea for government to implement a carbon emission tax (fee) on all ownership of motor vehicles, watercrafts and aircrafts operating and entering the Cayman Islands territories, waterways and airspace.
Small and fair ideas are what we need to offer the public, where everybody residing on these Islands is involved in the contribution of bailing out the cash strapped government, rather than the unfair practice of selecting a few individuals who own boats and the dismissal of civil service employees and their benefits to do so.
I understand that the revenue generated from this suggested idea may not be as significantly generous to government coffers as the proposed ill-fated expat tax (fee), but as we Caribbean people say, ‘one coco full basket’ or in other words, another few and small ideas such as this could total a full basket.
Capt. O Diaz