Originally Posted by Bishop_Donal
I am not trolling. I simply believe that this country needs to start making progress. We have an Eur18bn gap and the vast majority of people just don't seem to have a vision as to what might happen in this country if that isn't closed.
If there is this much hassle over a Eur100 charge that yields Eur160m, I would far prefer to have seen a much much larger charge introduced so that at least the debate might relate to something that's actually meaningful.
It's just my point of view, I'm sorry if it doesn't suit you.
The government need to cut to slash the deficit, not tax. And by "deficit", I mean the money borrowed to run government services over the years, not bankers which Capitalism dictates.
Taxing is contributing to the problem. Look at the 750+ quangos we have in this country. Lobbyists, during the Ahern years lined up on Kildare Street for a bit of the action - any old issue was seen to by throwing money at it.
"Water is unsafe" - no problem, set up a new quango called IWS.
"But what about the hedgehogs down the rabbit holes in Roscommon? We should count how many frogs we have in Loch Derg" - no problem, here's five million a year. It's total madness.
1. Cut the deficit by abolishing hundreds of quangos and the one's we need right now (can be phased out over time) or merged with others.
2. Privatise RTE - These crooks are given tax money as well as being allowed to advertise giving them a handy little war chest they can use to purchase licenses to broadcast football matches (we can see all these games on BBC for free btw), pay millions to air programmes already obtainable on SKY or give our under-performing, over paid hosts like the leech Pay Kenny, Joe Duffy or Finuchane a raise on top of their €400,000 a year.
3. Deregulation - allow the people of Ireland to set up alternatives to the government services already in place.
All this can be accomplished without taxing the people and further destroying our economy. We must abolish the income tax too.