- Jul 16, 2013
Obviously you must be Batman.Color me dubious.
First, the taxes I pay are based on the same property tax bills mailed to every property owner. The computer that prints them doesnt know I am not a citizen. Second, I have paid at least some of them in person at Afip. No fees were "made up". If you go to Afip, you can plug in your parcel number, at an ATM like machine, and it will print a bill, and it, again, doesnt see what you look like, or how well you speak spanish.
Second, I believe, as a property owner, in paying my taxes, which I do both here and in the USA.
The idea that there is some sneaky way to cheat and pay less doesnt fit in with my ethical and moral stance.
Sounds kinda teenage libertarian, to me.
No consequences is great, I guess, but as an adult and a member of a community, I kinda believe in garbage collection, city government, and a working infrastructure.
As far as the motochorro thing goes, it was 100% automatic reaction.
By the time the three of us had convinced the Chorro it wasnt worth the effort, and he hopped back on his accomplices scooter, maybe 1 minute had passed. Took me a couple more minutes to even realize what I had done.
When someone is getting beaten on the ground, and is bleeding (the german tourist) the last thing I was thinking of was the minutae of Argentine law.
Just like paying taxes, it was the right thing to do at the time.
unfortunately your ethical and moral stance don't count for much around here. I know, i was the idiot that used to pay my property taxes ahead of time, keep getting ripped off by a country that gives you very little to nothing in return for your contribution . Also thank you for calling my observations teenage libertarian, i have been called many things in my life but this one is a first. Once again , thanks and keep the good fight