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Politics made simple

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything from my favourite cartoonist [from Blaðið] but here’s one that’s kinda good.

A couple of days ago it was announced that the government parties have reached a consensus to reduce food prices by lowering sales tax on food. [Yes you read that right – we actually have sales tax on food here. Civilized? Discuss.] Soon we’ll only have to pay four percent sales tax, instead of the 14 percent we’re forced to pay now. Also, there are endless talks on whether we should have trade tariffs on foreign agricultural products to help protect domestic agriculture. So here we have the Minister of Agriculture reading while the Prime Minister looks on.

The caption reads:

THE GOVERNMENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LOWERING FOOD PRICES WITHOUT FUCKING UP THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM.

Minister of Agriculture:

“We recommend that all food with stupid foreign names like carpaccio, gorgonzola, zucchini and guacamole be banned because it’s so frigging expensive.”

Check the pitchfork the PM is holding – not forgetting he’s just cut an absurd deal with the Americans regarding the base – see previous post.

WEATHER!
It was one of those gorgeous sunny pink-sky silver-ocean days. Went out for a walk around the golf course and spotted four seals lying on rocks, basking in the sunshine. It’s set to get windy now, though, and start to rain and be generally miserable tomorrow, which is a Bad Thing because tomorrow is when the lights are being turned out in entire Greater Reykjavík Area to enable us to see the stars. Which will be behind clouds. Boo. Sunrise at 07.24 and sunset at 19.12. Temps 12°C.

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