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    The IT reports that FG's Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said that the property tax is “outrageous”. Olivia Mitchell has also said she has had a huge number of representations from homeowners on the issue.

    "Ms Mitchell O’Connor said the way the tax was being designed was unfair and “outrageous” and she would continue to lobby Mr Noonan."

    "Mary Mitchell O’Connor from Dun Laoghaire and Olivia Mitchell from Dublin South said they had a huge number of representations from homeowners who had ordinary properties, were in negative equity, but would still face steep property taxes."

    Feeling the heat? Wonder if FG will lose a few more backbenchers, on the plinth, after the budget or is this all just hot air?


    Gilmore insists budget will protect the most vulnerable - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 04, 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Area View Post
    The IT reports that FG's Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said that the property tax is “outrageous”. Olivia Mitchell has also said she has had a huge number of representations from homeowners on the issue.

    "Ms Mitchell O’Connor said the way the tax was being designed was unfair and “outrageous” and she would continue to lobby Mr Noonan."

    "Mary Mitchell O’Connor from Dun Laoghaire and Olivia Mitchell from Dublin South said they had a huge number of representations from homeowners who had ordinary properties, were in negative equity, but would still face steep property taxes."

    Feeling the heat? Wonder if FG will loose a few more bankbenchers after the budget or is this all just hot air?


    Gilmore insists budget will protect the most vulnerable - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 04, 2012
    The Revenue raised will go a good way towards the cost of paying our Oireachtas Members' Salaries, Expenses, Pensions, and support Structures, along with the cost of maintaining so many Councillors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Area View Post
    The IT reports that FG's Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said that the property tax is “outrageous”. Olivia Mitchell has also said she has had a huge number of representations from homeowners on the issue.

    "Ms Mitchell O’Connor said the way the tax was being designed was unfair and “outrageous” and she would continue to lobby Mr Noonan."

    "Mary Mitchell O’Connor from Dun Laoghaire and Olivia Mitchell from Dublin South said they had a huge number of representations from homeowners who had ordinary properties, were in negative equity, but would still face steep property taxes."

    Feeling the heat? Wonder if FG will loose a few more bankbenchers after the budget or is this all just hot air?


    Gilmore insists budget will protect the most vulnerable - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 04, 2012
    The property tax as it's being implemented is a load of sh!te and will be wide open to abuse by vested interests and even the 'state' in future... because it will be in all their interests for property values to be as high as possible...

    Anyone with any intelligence knows this...

    It's a great pity our body politic seems to be largely devoid of any intelligence...

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    I'm sure she'll still vote for the budget. No harm letting off a bit of steam in the lead up.

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    Self interest > Party > Country. Plus ça change...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit v2 View Post
    I'm sure she'll still vote for the budget. No harm letting off a bit of steam in the lead up.
    It's either unfair and “outrageous” or it's fair and reasoned. Will MMO'C do a Shortall?
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    I think it's unfair. I also think O'Connor is probably playing to her gallery. However, she was elected by that gallery to be their messenger to the Dáil. A further however: when people voted for her it was in full knowledge that FG was planning a property tax.

    So, I have decided, this is indeed parish pump politics.

    Far better that she speak up against the PN - something which affects us all.
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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    By a logistical logarithmic progression she will vote for the budget

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    The Mansion tax will likely be a tax of €2500 per Million of value per year.

    The imposition of the tax will likely lower property values. A tax of 0.25% on property value could be capitalized at a multiple of 25 correlating to a depreciation of €62,500 per million of value of the home.

    In short the Mansion tax will cause property to fall in value by 6.25% for a property liable @ 0.25% and 0.18% should fall in value by 4.5%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Area View Post
    It's either unfair and “outrageous” or it's fair and reasoned. Will MMO'C do a Shortall?
    Doubt it. With so many barely hanging on and counting their pennies, literally, at the end of the month, how are people meant to come up with the property-tax money? Out of what?

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