The Budget 2017 Thread

ruserious

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Today is the day.

Live on RTÉ from 12.40pm, we can watch Baldy Noonan deliver the much anticipated, if already leaked, budget for 2017.

We have supposedly an extra Billion to play with and early indications suggest that OAPs, Dolers and farmers are to benefit.

Cigarettes will also be going up.

Will the public sector finally get pay restoration?


All will be revealed soon.

 


Clanrickard

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A lot has been leaked but I wonder if Baldy has an ace to play? Something from left field.
 

cabledude

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Public servants will get a few bob to buy their votes.

OAP's will get a few bob to buy their votes.

Farmers will get a few bob to buy their votes.

FF have more influence in this government that people realise.

Welcome back to cash for votes, folks.
 

cabledude

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Jaysus dont be silly.

Nobody allows €5 - €10 per week sway their vote.
People protested over €3 quid a week in water charges. They can be bought for €5-10 euro easily. Most of these people are not too bright.
 

Watcher2

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I wonder will there be anything on the international tax front. Last year was the knowledge box regime but with the Pfizer inversion scuppered and the Apple tax case, is he going to introduce anything along these lines?

Votes will definitely be bought though.
 

hammer

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It wasn`t the €3 per week it was the fact it was paying for water.

The electorate are far too sophisticated :)
 

hammer

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You CANNOT buy votes with a €5 per week.

IMPOSSIBLE.

An improving economy should help normally but Ireland is obviously different.
 

wombat

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You CANNOT buy votes with a €5 per week.

IMPOSSIBLE.

An improving economy should help normally but Ireland is obviously different.
Of course you can, wait until you hear FF spin how progressive and caring they are. A €3 increase in OAP last year was miserly and worthless but €5 this year is generous and progressive and then people claim that with age comes wisdom.:lol::lol::lol:
 

Gin Soaked

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Looking forward to see how the First Time Buyers "grant" works all the same.
That it might go up to 600k is nuts.

If you are a first time buyer and you are getting a 540k mortgage you don't need tax relief.

However, your parents might need to be checked for gift tax....
 


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