Here we go again.
Now that they have discovered the joys of taxing us at source, they are imposing yet another home tax.
They call it a “Public Service Broadcasting Charge” and every home in the country has to cough up. Or else.
“Nobody will be able to refuse to pay the charge because it will apply regardless of whether you have a television, computer or any other device that can pick up public information.”
Pat “The Weasel” Rabbitte justifies this tax on the assumption that “he simply did not believe there were any households who could claim to have no access to public service broadcasting whether via television, radio or the RTE website on phones and computers.” Fuck me but that’s a leap of logic?
I do have radios. I seem to have collected them over the years. I do have a television and in theory I could watch television on my laptop. As it happens, I rarely if ever watch or listen to Irish stations – they are generally all crap. And I can guarantee that there are homes that don’t have radios or television in the country, so it is pretty high handed an excuse to assume there aren’t. And even if I didn’t have any radios, televisions or computers The Weasel still taxes me because my mobile phone is capable of receiving radio, even though I have never used the feature.
Of course this opens yet another nice little can of worms.
Is every home in the country to be levied a “road tax” on the assumption that we all have cars and can access roads? A Universal Street Light Tax? A National Golf Club Tax [we all presumably have access to a golf club near us somewhere?].
The way things are going we might as well just sign of all our incomes and assets over to the gubmint and they can pay us pocket money every week.
Instead of increasing taxes all the time, why can’t the cunts just stop spending it on themselves and giving it away to the fucking European banks?