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Comment #359690 by superbaz!

superbaz! Apr 19th 2012, 4:40 PM #

@Kevin O’Sullivan you seem VERY passionate about this tax coming in. And seem to have days/weeks to write on the pros of these taxes. Are you a junior FG or Labour poster boy? Do you even own a house you look about 18!

This tax is coming in as the government is unwilling to find better ways of raising the money required, through things like an upper class tax/third tax level, increasing existing income taxes, lowering unemployment benifit and coming to terms with the massive fraud in benifits, cut backs to the number of civil servants and cutting civil servant wages on the higher salarys at the very least! But the government fears backlash on all of these especially the last one.

This is NOT a tax to improve water, this is a tax to bail out bank debt and for the government to not have to manage yet another vital role they have on an island which is too small to be competitive in on the open market, the same as its not competitive with heat or power. YET it will be sold off in a few years without any notice to the public, like the bin service was. And then forget a few euro per year. It will be 100s or 1000s of euro.

Its already apparent to those who have seen the household tax go from just pay the 100 euro to, actually could be 1000 next year depending on where you live… people are not as stupid as you give them credit for.

Take your pro coalition rubbish and drink it… since you apparently have a hayday drinking if your profile pic is anything to go by. The rest of us cant afford to go the pub that must be so nice for you!! Money to burn no wonder your pro new taxes!

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Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Expect your first water bill in late 2014, says Phil Hogan

Environment minister couldn’t say how much it will cost consumers, but said a standing charge would be involved.