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Popular Jamaican Songs About Taxes, Money & The Budget

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What are some popular songs about taxes or the budget?

Some new taxes take effect today (June 1, 2012) in Jamaica!

The PNP-led government of Jamaica recently issued it’s budget package for the fiscal year 2012/2013 with a projected $19 million increase in taxes, amidst much outcry and opposition.

The additional money people will have to fork out for a patty seemed to anger people the most! Meanwhile, many more discussions are being had in all circles about the package and what effect it will have on the working-class professionals, and their unemployed counterparts alike.

Popular Songs About Taxes & The Budget

As we here at Jamaican Lyrics prepare for the onslaught, we thought about how the entertainment world has responded to this in the past. We are trying to compile a list of popular songs which talk about the budget and other financial matters in Jamaica, and guess what, we want your help!

Do you know of any songs which readily tackle the matter of taxes or the budget? Which is your favorite? We would like to hear from you!

Two Popular International Songs

Here are two popular international songs

1. Taxman – The Beatles
In the song they say

的f you drive a car/I値l tax the street/If you try to sit/I値l tax your seat/If you get too cold/ I値l tax the heat/If you take a walk/I値l tax your feet.

Or here’s another favourite

2. “Money Money Money” – Abba
According to Fresh1027

Sometimes a glamorous girl has to work harder than she plays to meet the (rich) man of her dreams, even if bills, booze, and the tax man takes all her money away. In the end, she is just left with her dreams of an easier life or as Abba says,

的 work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay /Ain稚 it sad /And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me /That痴 too bad.

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