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Ibec calls for minimum wage to be taxed


antiestablishmentarian

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In yet another indication that the gombeen capitalist class of this country see the crisis as an opportunity to undermine pay and conditions to increase their profit margins, Ibec Director General Danny McCoy today called for the minimum wage to be cut
''The entire labour force has to make a contribution to this," Mr McCoy said.

"We cannot afford to leave the (tax) base as narrow as it has been hitherto."
Leaving aside the fact that the tax base was narrowed for the wealthy rather than ordinary Joe Soaps, its an utter disgrace that robber-barons like this fellow and Sutherland feel they can come out attacking the poor and vulnerable so that the profits of their mates can be protected. :mad:
Tax minimum wage workers -- IBEC - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
 

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But make sure that you leave corporation tax alone..............
 

beamish2010

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We are being taxed to death in this country...The way things are going here the consumers
will have hardly no money to spend causing more companies to go to the wall...

Zanu-FF voodoo economics...You know what...I think Ireland will be no more by 2020...Either the EU or the IMF will take us over...Ireland fooked by Zanu-FF...
 

Dohville

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Indeed, Tax the poorest. Their burden is interfering with IBECs time on the golf course. How is one expected to pay membership fees at the K club when you can't share your tax burden with the man who cuts the grass!
 

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If there is a bigger bunch of useless tossers in this country than IBEC, I don't want to meet them They just trot out the same old tired failed nonsense. Of course, they were part of the Alignment of Failure that got the country into the K2-sized compost heap in which it finds itself. Ignore those wanquers.
 

Luigi Vampa

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Funny we hear IBEC calling for lots of things, except anything that would effect the super profits of their Fat Cat members. Why don't IBEC call for a halt to paying out 100 Billion to the banks and state cash for trash SCAMA ?
 

beamish2010

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All the one...

Funny we hear IBEC calling for lots of things, except anything that would effect the profits of their Fat Cat members. Why don't IBEC call for a halt to paying out 100 Billion to the banks and state cash for trash SCAMA ?
Because there all the one...
 

Sariel

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Another genius move from IBEC, remove more purshasing power from the economy and undermine the profits of their own members. Watch more busineses go to the wall. Clowns.
 

Asparagus

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what about a maximum wage?

http://www.politics.ie/political-reform/139530-excessive-wages-state-sector-name-shame-thread.html

for balance

http://www.politics.ie/political-reform/139554-excessive-wages-private-sector-name-shame-thread.html



That said I think we should also reduce the miniumum wage a small amount
to increase competitives are we not well above the EU average last time I checked.
Oh but we'd drive out all the talent - :rolleyes::rolleyes:

who'd run our banking system, who'd give up the trappings of international business to run for office...
 

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We do need to tax the minimum wage earners, why should we have a society where anyone gets to coast along contributing nothing? From IBEC's point of view, their self employed members contribute a lot to the society and get very little protection from it when things go tits up. They don't want to carry the whole can. If they have a point, they have a point.

It's all very well and good to crack on about the poor and the vulnerable being attacked but they they need to be seen to be taking part in the society if they want to be protected by it, not that minimum wage people are vulnerable, they're either down on their luck or lazy.
 

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Marie Antoinette said "let them eat cake", the parasites in Ibec have the same attitude.A bunch of junkies high on manna from the state, the blood suckers in Ibec will do and say anything to keep the limelight off themselves and maintain their county club lifestyles.
 

Grumpy Jack

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There is logic to what Ibec says.

Taking people 50% of all workers entirely out of the INCOME TAX NET (for benefit of BvB) may have been a good idea politically (for Bertie and FF) and socially (for Sean Healy and other leftwingers) but it was and is a disaster fiscally for the State.

We have too narrow a tax base to deliver the services people demand for free and rely too much on transaction taxes for our tax take. These have collapsed and that is part of the reason we have such a massive deficit.

The tax base needs to be widened to take in as many taxpayers as possible, as well as have long-term reliable taxes such as property and water taxes.

It is no coincidence that no other OECD developed nation apart from Ireland has such a massive deficit. That is because none of them has an income tax system that allows a tax free allowance of €18,300 and they all have property and water taxes.

That is simply unsustainable in the long-term - no matter how high taxes are for middle and higher earners.

People can whinge all they like about taxing the wealthy but that will not close the gap to any major degree. The only thing that will is to bring all taxpayers into the tax net, even if the rate is only 10%.

Sorry folks but that is the price we pay for Bertienomics - low taxes and high spending can never work.
 
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