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    Just got my lovely glossy booklet from Irish water.
    First paragraph 'It costs about 1.2 billion per year to run the current system, with most of this funding coming from state sources'
    Why doesn't it just state that the funding comes from the Irish taxpayer and that any new charges are just an income tax hike by proxy?
    Will there be a reduction in income tax, VAT, property tax etc etc once they bring this new tax in?
    Are the government trying to get to a system where all of our income is returned in taxes?
    Why would anyone want to 'better' themselves, improve their lives, when they will be taxed on everything they do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr.Ted Crilly View Post
    Just got my lovely glossy booklet from Irish water.
    First paragraph 'It costs about €1.2 billion per year to run the current system, with most of this funding coming from state sources'
    Why doesn't it just state that the funding comes from the Irish taxpayer and that any new charges are just an income tax hike by proxy?
    Will there be a reduction in income tax, VAT, property tax etc etc once they bring this new tax in?
    Are the government trying to get to a system where all of our income is returned in taxes?
    Why would anyone want to 'better' themselves, improve their lives, when they will be taxed on everything they do?
    Yeah just the same sh1te through the door as well Ted.........

    No mention of the amount of water wasted due to leakage and bad management of the system over the last few decades.....
    What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr.Ted Crilly View Post
    Just got my lovely glossy booklet from Irish water.
    First paragraph 'It costs about €1.2 billion per year to run the current system, with most of this funding coming from state sources'
    Why doesn't it just state that the funding comes from the Irish taxpayer and that any new charges are just an income tax hike by proxy?
    Will there be a reduction in income tax, VAT, property tax etc etc once they bring this new tax in?
    Are the government trying to get to a system where all of our income is returned in taxes?
    Why would anyone want to 'better' themselves, improve their lives, when they will be taxed on everything they do?
    Hence the reason many are checking out of the PAYE tax system and working below the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franzoni View Post
    Yeah just the same sh1te through the door as well Ted.........

    No mention of the amount of water wasted due to leakage and bad management of the system over the last few decades.....
    FG 'we will reduce the number of quangos'
    What a joke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr.Ted Crilly View Post
    Just got my lovely glossy booklet from Irish water.
    First paragraph 'It costs about €1.2 billion per year to run the current system, with most of this funding coming from state sources'
    Why doesn't it just state that the funding comes from the Irish taxpayer and that any new charges are just an income tax hike by proxy?
    Will there be a reduction in income tax, VAT, property tax etc etc once they bring this new tax in?
    Are the government trying to get to a system where all of our income is returned in taxes?
    Why would anyone want to 'better' themselves, improve their lives, when they will be taxed on everything they do?
    Businesses have to pay for their water. Why would there be a reduction in taxes when the state is borrowing 12 billion this year to cover current spending?

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    Oh yea, and headed by a serial civil servant leech called John Tierney.
    How many pensions is this leech entitled to now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunlin3 View Post
    Businesses have to pay for their water. Why would there be a reduction in taxes when the state is borrowing 12 billion this year to cover current spending?
    Will there be a reduction in taxes when the state isn't borrowing to cover spending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr.Ted Crilly View Post
    Will there be a reduction in taxes when the state isn't borrowing to cover spending?
    Maybe, we've had tax reductions in the past. Don't think it will be for some time though as the country has been saddled with huge debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr.Ted Crilly View Post
    Just got my lovely glossy booklet from Irish water.
    First paragraph 'It costs about €1.2 billion per year to run the current system, with most of this funding coming from state sources'
    Why doesn't it just state that the funding comes from the Irish taxpayer and that any new charges are just an income tax hike by proxy?
    Will there be a reduction in income tax, VAT, property tax etc etc once they bring this new tax in?
    Are the government trying to get to a system where all of our income is returned in taxes?
    Why would anyone want to 'better' themselves, improve their lives, when they will be taxed on everything they do?
    Wait until they start spouting ************************ about privatising the Water system. e.g. Privatisation will bring competition, which in turn will bring lower prices to consumers. How long will it take for this to happen???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    Hence the reason many are checking out of the PAYE tax system and working below the radar.
    I've gone the other way....... i have a potential news business venture with a couple of others,got ourselves a good accountant and gonna ride the system legit...........
    What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug

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