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Higgins, Joe

Friday, 14 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

The Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill is one of the most odious Bills to come before the Dáil in many a year. It is a tax to transfuse even more of the economic lifeblood of ordinary Irish people ...More Button

Each and every Labour Member who votes for this new home tax is guilty of sordid treachery against working class people. They have betrayed the people they pledged to protect during the general ...More Button

The Government cannot be allowed think that because it has given responsibility for this tax to the Revenue Commissioners, with the power to deduct it from source, that it has, therefore, an inti...More Button

Let no one take seriously the weasel words we heard today from some government Deputies who squealed about a possible injustice and unfairness to the home tax payers of Dublin because of higher h...More Button

Let us have no more of the mendacious formulations that the property tax is a broadening of the tax base.More Button

Section 65 gives the lie to this once and for all since it instructs employers to take the property tax from the same wage that income tax comes out of, in the same way as income tax and at the sam...More Button

There is an alternative: no more of Irish workers' economic lifeblood to bondholders and bankers, tax the super wealthy, invest in public infrastructure to put hundreds of thousands of people bac...More Button

Back to the blueshirts, is that it?More Button

What property has been destroyed of late?More Button

Deputy Twomey should read our website.More Button