Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thieving Bastards.

I'm a smoker.

It's a dirty disgusting habit and becoming less fashionable every year. But before you moralise at me, let me remind you the additional tax revenue the Government gets from my addiction is helping pay for your healthcare, retirement, and the like.

You're welcome.

So it's fair to say I am somewhat pissed off at the practices of Bellamy's - the firm that holds the monopoly on catering and cafe services at Parliament. A few weeks ago they decided to up the price on cigarettes. If you walked into any dairy, supermarket, or convenience store around the country you'd expect to pay $11.50 for a pack of 20.

Not at Bellamy's.

There they'll sting you $17 a pack for your nicotine pleasure.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good on them, and I hope their shelves are full of fat and salt laden food as well, the more "free choice" they give their politician customers the better!
PS......I thought you were quitting??