Monday, July 19, 2010

The Transgender Tax Collectors

From the NYTimes.com:
The wealthy in Pakistan are unwilling to pay their taxes and the politicians have a conflict of interest to hold them accountable. Without these taxes Pakistan's public services suffer which has the greatest impact on the poor. The nation receives billions of dollars in foreign aid money from the US allowing the Pakistani elite to continue evading their taxes. In an attempt to put pressure on the rich one neighborhood hired transgender tax collectors to embarrass the defaulters into paying up.

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