Ireland is a country devoid of cavemen who don’t use expensive mobile internet devices, according to Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte.  To Mr Rabbitte, cavemen are “people who don’t watch television and don’t access content on their iPad or their iPhone or whatever”.

Just who the fuck does this supercilious little cunt think he is?

He is trying to bring in a tax that is immoral and unjustifiable, that taxes every household for a television whether they have a television or not.  His justification for taxing households that don’t have a television is to call them cavemen?

Words fail me.

I don’t own an iPad or an iPhone.  I have no intentions of buying either, so does that make me a caveman?  I do own a television which mostly just sits in the corner doing nothing.  The fact that I have a television is none of Rabbitte’s fucking business.  I bought the television with my money.  I pay for the satellite subscription with my money.  If I do watch a programme on it, that programme will come from outside this godforsaken country so that also is none of Rabbitte’s fucking business.  If I watch a film on BBC, just tell me where I owe this country any money?  Does Rabbitte hand that money to the BBC?  Does he hand it over to the satellite company?  Does he fuck – he uses it to swell the gubmint’s coffers to be squandered on bankers’ gambling debts and fancy trips abroad.

That “Broadcasting Charge” is nothing more than a supplement to the immoral home tax that they are trying to bring in.  If you own a home you owe a tax on that and you might as well pay the charge as well.

Next they’ll be bringing in a roof tax or a garden tax.  Maybe they’ll tax your trees whether you have them or not [if you don’t have a tree you must be a Luddite?].


Feast your eyes on the little pig faced shit.  Is this a face that wonders where the next meal is coming from?  Is this the face of a champion of the working classes [yes – he’s Labour].  Is this the face of a man who sends his kids to school hungry because he can’t afford breakfast?  Is this the face of a man who is about to be evicted from his house because he can’t afford the mortgage?

It is a face that would be greatly enhanced with a piano-wire necklace though.

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I am a caveman — 11 Comments

  1. Excuse me, Mister Wabbitte; but the last time I topped up my mobile credit I payed a little thing called VAT. The same applied when I bought my mobile. Oh, and come to think of it – if my memory serves me correctly I payed this VAT thing when I bought the TV for my missus' perusal and entertainment (or lack thereof)

    Phone and broadband bill? Yup; you guessed it – V………. A………… T.

    If you have any difficulties, please ask one of your lackies and I'm sure they'll eventually be able to explain that to you. Otherwise – fuck off.

  2. You pay tax on the purchase of the TV set. You pay tax on the purchase of your PC's Laptops, Pads and all other digital devices. You pay tax for the electricity to power these devices. You pay tax on your service providers bills every month too. And now Fat-Fucker Rabbitte wants to heap another tax on all of that ???

    Piano wire is too good for 'em Grandad !!

  3. There is no justification for that "Broadcasting Charge" whatsoever.  It would be bad enough just applying to homes with a television, but lumping it on every home is nothing short of financial rape.  They have found that they can get away with helping themselves to our income which is just plain theft in my book.

  4. This smacks of heavy-handed, light-thinking opportunism.

    As in a 'What can my department contribute, and sure I have me pension sorted so WTF?' kinda way.

    I've voted for him in the past. For 20+yrs I thought he was a good honest man and he consistently got my No. 1 vote  even way back when he was in The Workers' Party.. I thought he was different.

    Never again, though I'm sure the opportunity won't arise.

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