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Brian Hayes says we're tax enough!


Normal Lord

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What growth?
Exports? What a joke nowhere near enough to drag things up
Domestic economy is in bad shape, many shops are shut look around your town lots of shirts have been lost, mostly due to FG increases in tax VAT up, property tax, car tax up, water metering coming soon. And they expect the economy to grow?

How is that going to happen. Even David Copperfield could not pull that one off. They won't tax the super rich (pals of FG) Labour have lost their mojo (if they ever actually had one) and won't say a word.

I hope things do get better, but it's a bit like saying you're going to lose weight, and eat pure lard for dinner every day, ain't gonna happen folks.
 
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RobertW

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The abandonment of the threshold ceiling at which each worker pays PRSI was an effective tax increase.

There'll always be a different way to raise "taxes" without touching rates.
 

paulp

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What growth?
Exports? What a joke nowhere near enough to drag things up
Domestic economy is in bad shape, many shops are shut look around your town lots of shirts have been lost, mostly due to FG increases in tax VAT up, property tax, car tax up, water metering coming soon. And they expect the economy to grow?

How is that going to happen. Even David Copperfield could not pull that one off. They won't tax the super rich (pals of FG) Labour have lost their mojo (if they ever actually had one) and won't say a word.

I hope things do get better, but it's a bit like saying you're going to lose weight, and eat pure lard for dinner every day, ain't gonna happen folks.
Are you saying taxes are too high or are too low?
(or is it just more of "make the rich pay for the crisis")
What effective marginal rate would you apply?
 

R3volution_R3ady

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ah, Hayes is a great man....

What else do you do when you're at the trough but to pop your head up for a second to say the plebs are taxed enough.
 

Red_93

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There is room for a wealth tax IMO. The problem with this crisis is that those who could afford to pay don't seem to be being asked to pay. If there were moves made, even if they weren't conducive to increased revenue, to make the rich pay a little more, then I firmly believe people would not be as incensed about certain cuts.
 

Trainwreck

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There is room for a wealth tax IMO. The problem with this crisis is that those who could afford to pay don't seem to be being asked to pay. If there were moves made, even if they weren't conducive to increased revenue, to make the rich pay a little more, then I firmly believe people would not be as incensed about certain cuts.
How much do you think someone in the PAYE system earning, say €500,000 per year see in their pay packet after taxes are deducted? So that only includes income related taxes, not all taxes such a person would pay.
 

Clanrickard

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Dreaded_Estate

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There is room for a wealth tax IMO. The problem with this crisis is that those who could afford to pay don't seem to be being asked to pay. If there were moves made, even if they weren't conducive to increased revenue, to make the rich pay a little more, then I firmly believe people would not be as incensed about certain cuts.
You mean additional wealth taxes.

The pension levy, the property tax and DIRT are all taxes on wealth.
 
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