I just did a 60 second tot on my P60 that I just received this evening and was genuinely shocked to realise that the government was earning more from my labour than I am....10% more to be precise.
I get to take home 45% of my gross salary - albeit including Employer PRSI on the basis that it's still a tax on MY labour.
The government take 55% of the cost of employing me to spend on public services and it's seeming still NOT ENOUGH, they're all running around delighted that we're back in the bond markets to BORROW more money that I'll have to pay off later, from my pension, savings from net salary, etc.
It's completely obscene that the government can sit smugly around the cabinet when we're being ripped off to this extent, and all the worse that the international banksters are prepared to pour more money into the blackhole that will have to be paid off at some stage.
All of a sudden a few days/weeks/months of the ATMs running dry in 2008 seeems like a small price to pay for avoiding the ongoing financial rape we're suffereing now.