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    Default "Let them eat cake" - the FG attitude to the property tax

    Below is an article from today's break news website and a line from the article.

    Kenny: Revenue made it clear property valuations only an indicator | BreakingNews.ie

    The Taoiseach says the Revenue Commissioners have made it clear that their property valuations are merely an indication.

    It would appear that FG have adopted some type of " let them eat cake attitude" to the property tax. Last week we had the comments of Leo Varadkar to the effect that people should just pay and be done. It was almost as if he had lost most of or all of the understanding of the very genuine hardship that most in the country are experiencing in their attempts to make ends meet and the difficulty they would experience in trying to get the money together for Fgs tax. . The last thing they appeared to need was the dismissive attitude of Varadkar to rub salt in to their wounds.

    It's seems given Kennys comments that it wasn't a one off. He was questioned on the latest property tax shambles which was the release of the info on valuations on the revenue web site. Again rather than take a sympathetic and understanding view the choose to rub yet further salt in the wounds he was dismissive to a large extent. Almost devoid of any natural human feelings towards those a lot less wealthy than he and his colleagues.

    One almost gets the impression that now that this hardship tax is in law that it's got nothing to do with them. It's the revenue don't you know almost seems to be the attitude. But surely with FG driving these hardship taxes and implementing on behalf of the troika they have a sponsibility toward the Irish people. Surely they have a responsibility to ensure that any govt or state body involved in the implementation of this tax has a duty to deliver information accurately and fairly. Surely it's not fair of FG to wash their hands and pretend its some one else's problem let alone the very people they are forcing the hardship tax upon. Surely it isn't too much for the to ensure that people know how much they are being asked to pay and that all information surrounding the taxes are delivered in a user friendly manner. Surely as much burden as possible should be removed from the people, particularly the vulnerable. It's the very least one would expect when hardship is being forced upon the people of the state.

    So come on FG and Kenny, take a bit of responsibility, help the people to some degree even if it just telling them in the correct manner the degree to which you intend screwing them to the wall.
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    I simply cannot accept that this is true,

    The idea that James Reilly would support a policy that permitted other people to eat the cake is totally propostrous,

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    It is worth noting that this is a Labour tax, not a Fine Gael tax.

    However the only people who can stop it are Fine Gael.


    I've been saying for months now that the best thing people can do is to call or visit their local FG Councillor, TD and/or Senator and make it perfectly clear to them that you will never vote for them again if this stupid, unfair and immoral tax is not repealed.

    Fine Gael specifically promised not to implement it in their 2011 Election Manifesto, so they have nowhere to hide if people start giving them stick on this issue.


    If enough people adopt this approach the property tax will be scrapped.
    "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain

    “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” Napoléon Bonaparte

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    I cant believe that FG didn`t go to the magic money tree first before introducing this property tax.

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    But think of all the excellent services that the property tax will fund on a local level!

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    Varadkar is a total gob************************e. He always has something to say on departments that are not under his remit. Hopefully, his constituents will pay him back at election time.
    If you continue to elect idiots in elections, don't be surprised when the result is an idiotic government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    I cant believe that FG didn`t go to the magic money tree first before introducing this property tax.
    Why did that effect their ability to accept responsibity and get communications correct. Read the OP first.
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    My old 83 year old Father is terrified of this tax, yes he has his home and he paid for it during high interest rates and high income tax. He is a pensioner, he cannot afford this tax
    Disclosures Tribunal - #OnlyForTheTape...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    I cant believe that FG didn`t go to the magic money tree first before introducing this property tax.
    Another typical FG arrogant sneer. They have learned well from the FFailures.

    I've heard several FG supporters saying "the property tax is easy to pay"; everyone of them is trousering over €100,000pa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    I cant believe that FG didn`t go to the magic money tree first before introducing this property tax.
    Or they could just stop the foreign aid, or close a few quangos, or stop giving out soft contracts, or cut (properly) the PS pay bill, or call the ECB's bluff,

    The Prop tax will only raise €500m in the full year,

    Don't we give €750 p.a. to African crooks?

    "hellllooooo sar"

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