People worried- aloo, tamatar price increased by double in 10 years, but why school fees increased by 3-4 times?
Well, you don’t pay RTE (Right to Education) tax on tomatoes.
If RTE tax was applied on tomatoes, how will the world look like?
Suppose every time if you go to buy tomato, you buy four tomatoes at Rs 2 each. Now, if Sabziwala takes Rs. 8 and put 3 tomatoes in your bag in your bag, that is RTE.The following dialog happens:
You– why bhaiyya? Why steal one tomato from me, I paid for four tomatoes?
Sabziwala– one is for poor kids ji.
Then you see a Mulla ji buying tomatoes from neighboring Mulla ji sabziwala- and he gets 4 tomatoes for Rs 5.
You– but why is he getting it for so cheap?
Sabziwala– he has minority quota ji. He gets free land from govt, pays lower taxes, and he doesn’t have to give one tomato to the poor.
You– I pay taxes and govt does tamatar farming with that money. Why don’t they give tamatar to poor from their own farm. Why should I pay extra?
Sabziwala– their tamatar all foul, even poor doesn’t want them. So gobirmint asked us to charge you extra for one extra healthy tamatar and give it to the poor.
You– so your business going well? Extra tamatar you sell.
Sabziwala– no ji. This gobirmint is thief.
Sabziwala– Because the gobirmint now want to fix price at Rs 1.5/tamatar. At this rate I can’t make any money to feed my kids. I will quit tamatar business.
You– No. Don’t do that. Where will I buy tamatar then?
Sabziwala– from the next door Mulla ji shop. He sells cheaper tamatar.
You– but I have heard he spits on tamatar before selling them. Chiiii.
Sabziwala– Sorry. Can’t help with that. You can always clean it at home.
You– well, gobirmint says it will give us bhikas. So may be I will wash tamatar at home and support this nation building tax.
Sabziwala– Sidji, do you know anyone in gobirmint? They haven’t paid for my tamatar for six months that I gave for free to the poor. Please help me.
You– dont worry. You should be proud that you are contributing to the bhikas of poor.
Sabziwala– but how will I feed my family if I keep giving tamatar for free and gobirmint fixes tamatar price?
Sabziwala– everyone except tamatar wala gets to fix his price. Hotel wala, car wala, barber wala. Why not me sidji? Why not me?
You– you are evil. How can you charge Rs 2/tamatar? Gobirmint is right to help us prepare dal fry cheap by fixing tamatar price at Rs1.5/tamatar, otherwise you will loot both rich and poor.
Also Read: Why Right to Education Act is Evil
Note: The above story was first tweeted at YP handle.