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Thread: Should foreigners pay an extra tax?

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    Default Should foreigners pay an extra tax?

    With the country on its knees and many of our younger citizens fleeing our shores to Australia and Canada by the boatload, many would argue that we can scarce afford an influx of mass immigration of people without the skills or gumption to stand on their own two feet. Many complain that they are here to take advantage of our soft benefits system - and while I think the problem is overstated, it got me to thinking that a possible solution (and a way to get us out of the hole we are in) is to require that new immigrants make a small but not unsubtancial payment on arrival to the exchequer, and pay a immigrants tax annually until eligable for citizenship through naturalization.

    This, I think, would slice down benefit scammers, and ensure that we only get people who willing to make a serious commitment. They would also be showing this commitment by helping us get out of the dreaded economic mess that the Germans and their cronies in the EU put us in!

    I know some of the cranks on this site will probably jump down my neck for this, but think about it - what is wrong with asking for a solid commitment in this time of greatest need?

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    EU law on movement of workers and non-discrimination on grounds of nationality Discuss. (Or zoo).

    Edit: What would you call such a tax: a visa or a master(race) card?
    Last edited by Congalltee; 18th May 2013 at 03:13 PM.

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    Fully agree.

    I would go further and make it illegal for them to use any language but english.

    Far too many immigrants to Ireland refuse to try integrate and think they can retain their
    home country culture.

    Im critical of the catholic church in this matter which has provided religious services to the Polish community in their own language in ireland.

    This should be stopped as it impedes integration of these foreigners into the wider community and retards their english learning skills.
    Repeal the thirty-fourth amendment of the Irish constitution :
    Children have a basic right to be reared by a mother and a father.

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    Daft idea. It will cause more problems that it will solve.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    EU law on movement of workers and non-discrimination on grounds of nationality Discuss. (Or zoo).
    Yeah but APART from the law and common sense and simple fairness, why not do it?
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Fully agree.

    I would go further and make it illegal for them to use any language but english.
    An bhfuil tú ar meisce?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    EU law on movement of workers and non-discrimination on grounds of nationality Discuss. (Or zoo).
    I'm aware of our commitments within the EU, but I was refering to people coming from outside of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Field Marshal View Post
    Fully agree.

    I would go further and make it illegal for them to use any language but english.
    So they would be prosecuted if they spoke the national language?

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    Dunno about a tax but you could introduce some test for skilled workers like they have in Australia and Canada...a few grand to see if the are legit or to get badged up in whatever jobs they apply for would soon sort out the spoofers....
    What the imagination can't conjure, reality delivers with a shrug

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