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02 December 2016

Oh the irony....


Note: I fully support the intent of the move by the government to remove black money. My post is about the intellectual dishonesty of may of its supporters.

Have you noticed how ironic it is when:

1. The guy who works in IT Company, with multiple credit / debit cards, Paytm and eWallet accounts, stand in ATM Line to withdraw cash and expounds on the merits of moving to cashless economy....
2. The IT Professional, who, on arriving in a foreign country, withdraws local currency, since 'Credit Card Charges and Exchange Rates are very expensive', expounds on the virtues of Cashless economy as soon as he is back in India...
3. The guy who bribes a cop 100 rupees for jumping signal to avoid paying a fine of 500 rupees, enthusiastically supports the move to curb black money...
4. The government employee, who books AC First Class train ticket from Kanyakumari to Jammu Tavi and cancels the same to claim LTC, pontificates on the ills of black money...
5. The private sector employee, who gives fake medical bills to avoid paying tax on 15000 medical allowance explains to us on the perils of black money...
6. The guy who sold his apartment through 60:40 Scheme ('Because that is the normal practice. Why should I pay extra to government?') expounds on the need to curb black money
7. Many who support the prime minister. criticize the government that he is heading....
8. We say, let us cut currency in circulation and at the same time reduce interest rates...
9. Slogan of 'Let us Curb Black Money' slowly morphs into 'Let us move into Cashless economy' as more and more facts come in...
10. They guy who has never experienced poverty and has not had any meaningful interaction with the poor and downtrodden in his life pontificates on the virtues of cashless economy to the same poor people.
11. Intelligent and knowledgeable people, who should be asking probing questions about public policy, believe the same thing on Wednesday that they believed on Monday, no matter what happened on Tuesday in between...

In the last one month, irony has turned into farce in this country....

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