The very essence of the PLP’s deep-seated and arrogant sense of entitlement may be seen in Lady Pindling’s dismissive and contemptible attitude toward paying property taxes.
She has received large sums of money from the state in the form of a lump sum payment of close to half a million dollars as a part of her husband’s pension. She now receives a generous yearly pension. She has received more than a million dollars in pension since her husband’s death.
Were she to become Governor General she would have both the pension and the salary of Governor General and after demitting office she would have two lucrative pensions.
As Governor General she would enjoy the comforts of Government House, first class travel and live mostly at the expense of the state and taxpayers.
And yet, despite a sizeable pension and desiring the comforts associated with being head of state she somehow found it acceptable to have owed the state approximately $300,000 in property taxes.
The message to taxpayers: Afford me an extraordinary level of comfort though I’m not prepared to pay my fair share of taxes.