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.