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Old 08-02-2012, 12:07 AM
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This campaign looks like it has the potential to become something significant.

http://nohouseholdtax.org/

After a series of well-attended meetings, Joe Higgins recently addressed a meeting of 500-600 people in the Imperial - one of the biggest political meetings in Cork in a long time. Tonight, I attended a meeting of about 40 in Passage where there was a really good, militant, determined atmosphere. I am told 80 or so attended a meeting in Blarney. In both cases a real intent to resist the household tax.

So far only about 4% have registered. I predict this could become a serious bloody nose for the government/troika
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:26 AM
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This campaign looks like it has the potential to become something significant.

http://nohouseholdtax.org/

After a series of well-attended meetings, Joe Higgins recently addressed a meeting of 500-600 people in the Imperial - one of the biggest political meetings in Cork in a long time. Tonight, I attended a meeting of about 40 in Passage where there was a really good, militant, determined atmosphere. I am told 80 or so attended a meeting in Blarney. In both cases a real intent to resist the household tax.

So far only about 4% have registered. I predict this could become a serious bloody nose for the government/troika
People will pay eventually when threat, fines, aditional charges, Gardaí, etc. are threatened. It will probably get nasty with a significant minority. However, the majority will just pay up in the end
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 AM
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Could indeed prove to be the case, but the choice is pretty stark for people now - stop them before this starts, or resign yourself to average house and water taxes of about 1,000 euro

And that's not my speculation, but John Fitzgerald, head of the ESRI
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:18 AM
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Morning Ireland had an extract from the Galway meeting last night.

"If someone comes to my home looking for a household charge, or a septic tank charge, I can tell ya this, he can be in fear of his life..."
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:39 AM
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Morning Ireland had an extract from the Galway meeting last night.

"If someone comes to my home looking for a household charge, or a septic tank charge, I can tell ya this, he can be in fear of his life..."
You can just see him sharpening the pitchfork.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:01 PM
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Should be firebombed, ungrateful kunts.

Look at how this country has helped it's people over the years/decades with social welfare, medical cards, free university education for all, educational grants etc etc, and now in it's time of need people cannot help with a lousy 100 euro.

Scum.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:02 PM
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The same semi-ignorant rural buffoons objecting to septic tank charges also want guards, hospitals, water, Guards, Post Offices, roads etc but when it comes to paying for it they refuse.

The Haely Raes of this world want everything but get someone else to pay for it.

Joke of a country without a steady property tax like everywhere else.
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:51 PM
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The same semi-ignorant rural buffoons objecting to septic tank charges also want guards, hospitals, water, Guards, Post Offices, roads etc but when it comes to paying for it they refuse.

The Haely Raes of this world want everything but get someone else to pay for it.

Joke of a country without a steady property tax like everywhere else.
I see. So payroll taxes don't count? Or the fact that many people have paid high amounts of stamp duty on houses previously?

Are other countries "jokes" because they don't have a universal social charge?

And has is struck you that you are a semi-ignorant urban buffoon who does not understand that the household charge is not for the provision of guards, post office or water, but instead for paying off bondholders who greedily funneled credit into a black hole without bothering to see how deep it was?
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:51 PM
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Should be firebombed, ungrateful kunts.

Look at how this country has helped it's people over the years/decades with social welfare, medical cards, free university education for all, educational grants etc etc, and now in it's time of need people cannot help with a lousy 100 euro.

Scum.
I just assume this is trolling
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:13 PM
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I see. So payroll taxes don't count? Or the fact that many people have paid high amounts of stamp duty on houses previously?

Are other countries "jokes" because they don't have a universal social charge?

And has is struck you that you are a semi-ignorant urban buffoon who does not understand that the household charge is not for the provision of guards, post office or water, but instead for paying off bondholders who greedily funneled credit into a black hole without bothering to see how deep it was?
Where did I state that I did ?

Do you just want to pay additional income tax ?

Do you live in some socialist paridise where someone else in Guatamala pays ?


It is part of the the EU/IMF agreement, the introduction of the household charge is meant to sustainable funding for local government. It is international best practice that local services are administered by local authorities to fund and deliver services at a local level. Local services have to be paid for. We expect to be able to walk down clean and well-maintained streets, public lighting,sports facilities, parks, libraries, open spaces and leisure facilities, cycle paths to enjoy.

The state needs sustainable funding as it is currently spending €20 billion more than it earns.

And yes it is that simple.
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