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    Default Alternative to reduction in carer's grants

    During a search on the net, I read that Topaz (alone) sold over 1 billion litres of petrol and diesel in the Irish market in 2008. Now rather than strip 36 million off carers, wouldn't it be a bit better to put maybe 3 cents extra tax on a litre of fuel? I write this as both a car owner and a former carer. Sorry if this has been suggested/discussed before, missed it in the searches

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    Easy one this - do something that both FG and LP promised to do - scrap the Seanad.
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    They put 100 cents on a bottle of wine, that is a fuel for a lot of us.

    Listen, I've said it before, governors or administrators who use their position to undermine the wellbeing of vulnerable groups and individuals in society act corruptly even if they don't know it.

    We really need a new political era in this country, one which will see principled governance. A big cull is required, and a good start would be the cleansing of Gilmore; he's gettin horrid grubby round the gills...
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    Cut down on TDs expenses.

    I read that caring Phil Hogans little trip to Doha allowed him to claim €100 a day for food and drink. 5hit €100 has to feed families for a week! He is no doubt in a hotel on full-board so why does he have to buy food anyway, as to drinks you want some? you buy some! We can't afford to be dropping our hands into our pockets and calling a shout for everyone in the house, we're broke and everyone knows it.

    If during our presidency of the EU next year we write a memo to all delegates attending to bring their Security, Computers, Printer cartridges and toilet rolls, oh and be sure to pack a few extra jumpers as the heating will be off, they may get the message too.

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    All in favour of cutting expenses, etc but carers need immediate rollback. A 3 cent hike on fuel not going to hit senior politicians pocket so more likely to succeed than immediate discharge of cronies in the seanad

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    Higher fuel costs means it costs more to travel to work or place of business and to ship goods etc. It's already a burden on those who have to watch every cent. It's a definite burden on the single mother who can only go to work or college if she has a banger as she can drop the child to school etc on the way whereas relying on public transport instead makes it an impossible task. It also means it costs a hell of a lot more to visit Aunty Mary etc in that hospital on the other side of the country, the same hospital which will charge you 10 euro a day for parking. What we need to fight for is less of a burden on the people and more of a burden on the parasites in government. Fuel is already deeply into unfair tax territory. If only we could tax the politicians unfairly (its already unfair for us) and let them see how it feels when someone making false promises turns out to be a totally unaccountable liar after you give them the keys to your gaff.

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    Your point is a given; fuel IS indeed deeply into unfair tax territory. As is the cut to carers unfair. But the mandarins in Europe don't give a sh1t. And neither does the Kenny/Gilmore Puppet Company. I would be willing to pay a little bit extra (3c over €1.60, approx 2%) for a tiny bit more compassion in the country

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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Easy one this - do something that both FG and LP promised to do - scrap the Seanad.
    Fine Gael's Shane Mc Entee in today's Sunday Times...

    'I agree Carers have to get away for a break,but ....people just have to get on with it-it's not going to change.'

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