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Anyone have a list of budget predictions?


Disillusioned democrat

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There' was a lot of kite flying in the Autumn, less over the past month. The budget is two weeks away and is predicted to be "savage". The promise from both parties before election was that cuts would be equal to (Labour) or greater than (FG) tax increases, and this budget could either bite the bullet (address public costs in some significant way) or kick to touch (tax more to reduce deficit, but achieve nothing).

What are peoples' predictions?
 


Goa Tse

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I'm sure the German government have all the details and will leak it soon.
 

myksav

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Budget 2013

Given the "lack of kites" being flown, I note there isn't a thread on the Budget, so I'll start this one. With no links, few points but some of those invisible kites that occassionally get spotted.

One kite spotted today.
JS recipients will have their benefits cut (presumably on a scale but don't know) at 9 months of unemployment rather than the current 12 months.

Another from yesterday but not coming in until mid next year is Property Tax. Those on State payments will have the Property tax taken directly from payment source. A marriage between SP and Revenue with Noonan as presiding priest.

Motor tax to get a hike. (got mine yesterday, always beats the current year's budget hike)
 

Ringo Starr

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Whatever goes you can be sure the usual suspects, Joe Higgins, Richard Boyd Barrett and Pearse Doherty are preparing exaggerated cliches and imagery of the poor and the defenseless. It disgusted me last year when Pearse told the story of the homeless man and purely exploited him for political gain
 

wombat

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Motor tax to get a hike. (got mine yesterday, always beats the current year's budget hike)
That, booze & tobacco are the only Certs, only a question of how much
 

TODevastated

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it will be a mickey mouse effort (trying to offend as few people as possible) but with a myriad of additional cuts and charges will get up everyones noses
 

Mackers

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Be patient the German Economy Minister is still thinking about it.
 

Asparagus

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Be patient the German Economy Minister is still thinking about it.
Eh i think you'll find that some fund manager from Deutche Bank is looking after the pixy irish f&*ks
 

myksav

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There' was a lot of kite flying in the Autumn, less over the past month. The budget is two weeks away and is predicted to be "savage". The promise from both parties before election was that cuts would be equal to (Labour) or greater than (FG) tax increases, and this budget could either bite the bullet (address public costs in some significant way) or kick to touch (tax more to reduce deficit, but achieve nothing).

What are peoples' predictions?
Care to swap thread titles? Mine is catchier to the eye.

Pity I hadn't been notified about slinging my OP into this thread, which must have bumped it to the front page.
 

hammer

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Motor tax UP
Ciggies UP
Off licence sales TAX
NO PROPERTY TAX
Pension relief CUT
TD pay CUT
Ministers pay CUT
Expenses CUT
PRSI on other income for paye workers
USC increased to 10% for paye workers > €100,000
Public sector pensions over €100,000 CUT
PRSI weekly exemption removed
DPS to €140
Medicines qualifiying for GMS reduced
€50 medical card charge
OAPs to pay €10 for travel pass
TV Licence subsidy removed
Better deal from utility companys
Passport fee increased
Stamp Duty on cheques increased
CGT increased to 35%
CAT rates increased
CAT thresholds reduced
PS allowances to be reviewed again
5c on a pint
Childrens allowances all kids reduced to €125
Maybe the JSA reduced to 9 months
Employers PRSI increased to 11% from 10.75%
 

Mackers

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Eh i think you'll find that some fund manager from Deutche Bank is looking after the pixy irish f&*ks
I suppose you always set your sights higher. When your on the deck:cry:
 

Mackers

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Motor tax UP
Ciggies UP
Off licence sales TAX
NO PROPERTY TAX
Pension relief CUT
TD pay CUT
Ministers pay CUT
Expenses CUT
PRSI on other income for paye workers
USC increased to 10% for paye workers > €100,000
Public sector pensions over €100,000 CUT
PRSI weekly exemption removed
DPS to €140
Medicines qualifiying for GMS reduced
€50 medical card charge
OAPs to pay €10 for travel pass
TV Licence subsidy removed
Better deal from utility companys
Passport fee increased
Stamp Duty on cheques increased
CGT increased to 35%
CAT rates increased
CAT thresholds reduced
PS allowances to be reviewed again
5c on a pint
Childrens allowances all kids reduced to €125
Maybe the JSA reduced to 9 months
Employers PRSI increased to 11% from 10.75%
You're on a roll hammer on a roll.:D
 

hammer

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And a 10% cut in funding to private schools :(
Increase in health levy for adults and children
Extra costs for public beds to private patients
Reduction in tax relief maybe for private healthcare premiums
 

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