From The Offices of City Hall
Dear Citizens of the City State of New Babbage
No doubt you have all heard about the impending taxation of candy which will be rolled out at the end of this calendar week. Many people have called this the “happiness tax” or the “urchin tax”.
Will this taxation be harmfull to Urchins? Not at all!
Will this taxation be harmfull to the businessess which are selling candy? Absolutley not!
The taxation is only 5%. Thats it, just 5%.
If someone imports a box of rum truffles, the price of that box will only cost 5% more. It is not a tax on individual candies. It’s a tax on candies sold, wether it be in single form in a box. A single candy sold from a jar will increase in price by 5%. A box of candys will increase by only 5% for the box and not each individual cnady inside that box.
The City State of New Babbage has a lot of municipal lands which are there for the good of all citizens to enjoy and stroll in. Do you want the city’s paved surfaces to suddenly be full of potholes? Do you want the city’s sewer system to suddeny collapse and spill effluent into your bar, or home?
Of course you don’t.
This tax, is simply a small tax, the first of a series of very small taxes which will be introduced to the general businessess and imports which make the city the prosperous and industrial city it always has been.
You can be assured that Mr Tenk has full and complete trust in my position as assitant maceholder as i take a long look at the funding of municipal lands and services throughout the city.
The City State of New Babbage