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    Default WTF?! TV License to become a blanket non-TV based tax?!

    https://twitter.com/Oireachtas_RX/st...04854543314947

    Pat Rabbitte's new TV licence will apply to everyone, "even if they do not have any device" #Dáil
    Is this legal?

    How long until car tax is universal and not based on a car?

    Or water fees are not based on using water?

    Or politicians are elected, not based on the votes they receive?

    I am NOT one to complain about taxes (read my posts to confirm), but this seems... above and beyond what is reasonable.
    You know what I blame this on the breakdown of? Society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw39tcyg7So&sns=em

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    The big boys in labour must really hate the labour party!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lies View Post
    https://twitter.com/Oireachtas_RX/st...04854543314947



    Is this legal?

    How long until car tax is universal and not based on a car?

    Or water fees are not based on using water?

    Or politicians are elected, not based on the votes they receive?

    I am NOT one to complain about taxes (read my posts to confirm), but this seems... above and beyond what is reasonable.
    They don't care. They are intent on being the good europeans. Lol. When people wake up it will be way to late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lies View Post
    https://twitter.com/Oireachtas_RX/st...04854543314947



    Is this legal?

    How long until car tax is universal and not based on a car?

    Or water fees are not based on using water?

    Or politicians are elected, not based on the votes they receive?

    I am NOT one to complain about taxes (read my posts to confirm), but this seems... above and beyond what is reasonable.
    He is trying to catch up with reality, people are watching RTE online. 'Pushing sht uphill' comes to mind on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    They don't care. They are intent on being the good europeans. Lol. When people wake up it will be way to late.
    I'm NOT certain that a TV license for people without a TV is a European thing... that might reflect on you more than Rabbite.
    You know what I blame this on the breakdown of? Society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw39tcyg7So&sns=em

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    Now everyone who uses a mobile phone will be able to contribute to Dunphy, Kenny, Joe, Marian and all the other underpaid RTE stars

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    Quote Originally Posted by lies View Post
    I'm NOT certain that a TV license for people without a TV is a European thing... that might reflect on you more than Rabbite.
    I'm talking about the big picture but of course you already know this. Jog on.

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    We should just give our pay packets directly to the government. That will please them.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lies View Post
    I'm NOT certain that a TV license for people without a TV is a European thing... that might reflect on you more than Rabbite.
    It cerainly is in France. e pay fo TV through our "impots locaux" - our local taxes. You pay whether or not you have a TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy horse 6 View Post
    I'm talking about the big picture but of course you already know this. Jog on.
    Sure, sure, but it undercuts your point by drawing such imperfect analogies.
    You know what I blame this on the breakdown of? Society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw39tcyg7So&sns=em

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