I paid the tax. 2 reasons
1) It is the law - If you don;t like the law then abide by it while campaigning to change it
2) It believe that we need a property tax
I think 100 is too low. I am willing for it to go up to more.
If we do not tax property( I believe in site value tax by the way) we have to tax something else.
Could put 1% on vat though that will drive down spending resulting in job losses in the retail sector.
Can increase income tax, but that will affect Jobs.
The question who should contribute more,
a low income pensioner, in central Dublin in a 4- bedroom house worth 650,000 close to bus links and rail links all subsidised by public transport,
or a moderately high earner( say 75,000 joint income), with 4 children living in Kildare , who cannot afford a house that is near to schools, shops buses etc, commuting 2 hours to work every day?
Every report at the moment says that it is the 55 to 75 year old age group ho have the largest disposable income, there for those who can pay most should pay most.