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    Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Hatari's Avatar
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    Drinking beer - in support of elderly Thai people

    Finally, recognition for a real contribution Farang can make towards the welfare of elderly Thai

    Raise a glass for a poverty-stricken toothless old Isaan couple ....

    ELDERLY THAI POOR TO GET BOOZE TAX BOOST
    November 16, 2017
    Khaosod English


    BANGKOK — That next lager or ciggie could help put some food on grannie’s table.

    The interim parliament voted Thursday to shift a portion of the so-called sin taxes to fund a welfare allowance for the elderly living below the poverty line.

    Passed unanimously with 181 voting for and none against, the Elderly Act of 2017 calls for 2 percent of taxes collected from alcohol and tobacco products each year to be transferred to a welfare fund for eligible senior citizens.

    The amount shifted from state coffers must not exceed 4 billion baht per year, according to the law.

    Bill proponent Polawat Sirodom told the assembly only elderly people who earn less than 100,000 baht annually could qualify for the fund. They must also be registered with the government’s “poor card” welfare system to get the benefits.
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    Drinking beer, now qualifies as charity work?

    "I do it for the old people, it's the least I can do"

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    Next changover at least you know you will have done some good
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    "In earlier days I was a social worker, now retired, I'm comfortable in knowing I can still make a contribution to the impoverished Isaan elderly, I just hope they appreciate the effort I put in"



    Daily charity worker gathering, Pattaya

    "We do what we can ... every little bit helps"
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    Brilliant 555

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    Fighting the Good Fight.....For Charity


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    WP_20171118_13_49_04_Pro.jpgI was trying to help the Dutch by drinking this hooten stuff, but now will concentrate my efforts and drink more Leo.

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    I launch my next charitable mission in Feb, what a saint am I. Now it is not just poor Issan ladies that I will be supporting 555
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    Gee ...Now i am feeling all warm and fuzzy... I must have helped a lot of people on my last recent trip.

    Wonder if I can claim a tax deduction for giving to charity 55555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatari View Post
    "In earlier days I was a social worker, now retired, I'm comfortable in knowing I can still make a contribution to the impoverished Isaan elderly, I just hope they appreciate the effort I put in"



    Daily charity worker gathering, Pattaya

    "We do what we can ... every little bit helps"
    LOL ...

    St Beernart !
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