What kind of fucking eejit wants to give away money needlessly?
Apparently the Irish do.
Today our gubmint is parting with €1.25bn to gamblers without any compulsion to do so. Yup – €1,250,000,000 that might as well be going up in smoke.
But it’s not just the gubmint.
The fucking people of Ireland are at it too.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people being interviewed and saying that they know the property tax is “necessary” or “fair” or even “right”. They say they “accept that Ireland is in a mess” and then go on to say they are keen to “do their bit”. Un-fucking-believable.
I have been paying taxes all my life. Every time I enter a shop, I pay VAT. Every cent I earned was taxed. They are even taxing my pension. I have moved house a couple of times and paid massive Stamp Duty each time. I inherited a few bob and was taxed heavily on that. Every time I fill the car with petrol I pay Excise Duty and VAT. Every pint I drink is a huge donation to the Excise Man. Every ounce of baccy I buy is mostly tax. Every fucking move I make is taxed.
Only yesterday I filled the oil tank [the neighbours found my syphon again]. It cost me over €700, and a hundred of that went straight into the gubmint’s coffers. €100 for what? What did they do to deserve that much? It was a private transaction between myself and the oil company but they still have to sneak in and grab a large chunk of it.
it is NOT my “duty” to pay extra taxes. It is NOT my “duty” to bail Ireland out of a mess I didn’t create.
It IS the gubmint’s duty to stop throwing my fucking cash away like fucking confetti. They needn’t throw away that €1.25 billion for a start. There is no reason to pay it. Someone gambled and lost. Tough fucking shit. But why do we still have to pay? Because the fucking EU says we must. And why do they say that? Because it’s their fucking banks who are the gamblers.
Apart from that, they still throw money around like there is no tomorrow.
I really am pissed of with this country.
And I am also getting pissed off with the people in it.