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    Michael Healy Rae spoke fervently on Brendan O COnnors show about how life is being taken out of rural communities. Likewise on The Week in Politics valid points were made - if rural people are paying household charges don't they deserve services in return?

    Guards gone, post offices gone, shops gone, pubs gone, road surfaces gone - what is to be done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tipp revolution View Post
    Michael Healy Rae spoke fervently on Brendan O COnnors show about how life is being taken out of rural communities. Likewise on The Week in Politics valid points were made - if rural people are paying household charges don't they deserve services in return?

    Guards gone, post offices gone, shops gone, pubs gone, road surfaces gone - what is to be done?
    Surely they deserve the services their particular taxes (including household charges) will sustain? If you mean that they deserve services over and above that, subsidised by the idiots in the cities who should keep their noses out of rural affairs, I'd have to ask why?
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    Communities come together and organise ways to protect their vulnerable members, develop community spirit, you know - look out for each other, local co-ops etc.
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    What is "rural life"?

    I don't think there is any greater urbanisation now than in the past. Any analysis of where taxes are spent will show rural areas as still subsidised which is ok. If more people lived in villages or homelands in rural areas sevices would be more sustainable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Communities come together and organise ways to protect their vulnerable members, develop community spirit, you know - look out for each other, local co-ops etc.
    So can we keep the property taxes and rates to contribute to such organisations

    I wholeheartedly agree with you by the way Im just mad at being treated like a second class citizen
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis View Post
    Surely they deserve the services their particular taxes (including household charges) will sustain? If you mean that they deserve services over and above that, subsidised by the idiots in the cities who should keep their noses out of rural affairs, I'd have to ask why?
    The way I see it I'm an idiot subsidising your services - how far away is your nearest guard if someone should try to murder you in your bed? (not me now, Im angry but not manically violent)
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    People have much more in Rural Ireland than ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipp revolution View Post
    Michael Healy Rae spoke fervently on Brendan O COnnors show about how life is being taken out of rural communities. Likewise on The Week in Politics valid points were made - if rural people are paying household charges don't they deserve services in return?

    Guards gone, post offices gone, shops gone, pubs gone, road surfaces gone - what is to be done?
    The rising fuel prices is the main thing that puts me off living rural.
    Post offices will be phased out in cities soon due to less mail and more use on internet.
    Shops gone can't be pinned on the Govt.
    Country folk have abandoned their local shops to instead shop in Lidl, Aldi or wherever.
    Pubs closing? This is happening in urban areas just as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipp revolution View Post
    The way I see it I'm an idiot subsidising your services - how far away is your nearest guard if someone should try to murder you in your bed? (not me now, Im angry but not manically violent)
    If someone was trying to murder you in your bed, a guard would have to be very close to stop them.

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