Many public bodies, including the Young Nationalists, resent the fact that though unemployment has decreased while the revenue from the Relief Tax has increased through additional contributions from men in new employment, the Victorian Government still makes no move towards revision.
This is the tale of an ancient day When Goff was a famous land, A tale of its government's muddled way, Misguided and ill-planned. And this is the rune writ plain upon The gateway into Goff: "Oh, it's pie to pile the taxes on; But the devil to lift them off." O, yez!-----O, yez! 'Tis hard to shake them off. To Goff there came an evil day Of grave commerical irk; Depression stalked them, grim and grey And men fell out of work. Then the government said: "We'll make a tax That want may be allayed, A burden for wage-earners' backs," But the people gladly paid. O, yez!-----O, yez! In sympathy they paid. The tax soon mounted up and up Unto a goodly sum; And they who sipped the bitter cup Received at least a crumb Of comfort, and were clothed and fed Till better days should dawn. "'Tis only just," the people said, "That sustenance be drawn. O, yez!-----O, yez! Let sustenance be drawn."
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