Piss boiling time
Two things have raised the urine temperature level into the red today.
The first is the news that the gubmint is planning to screw us even tighter than they are already screwing us.
It’s all under the remit of their fucking Climate Action Plan. This is the plan where Ireland is going to single handedly save the fucking planet and in the process will squeeze yet more taxes out of us.
Homeowners could choose to pay for the cost of retrofitting their homes to make them more energy efficient through higher property tax or electricity bills, under Government plans.
I take it this means they [or I?] will retro fit our houses [whether we want it done or not] and then force us to pay higher charges for electricity and/or home tax? Of course if I tell them to fuck their retro fitting they’ll charge me extra anyway for not being climate friendly.
A number of taxation changes – such as equalising duties on petrol and diesel and changing vehicle registration and motor tax – are earmarked for “consideration in context of budget”. As has already been mooted, carbon tax will rise to €80 per tonne by 2030.
Hokay. So diesel is to be taxed at the same level as petrol. But while they’re at it they’ll raise the tax on both anyway. And having forced us to pay more for petrol they are going to hammer us for vehicle registration and road tax as well
Regulations will be introduced to curb the use of single-use plastics by the end of 2021 and, by the end of this year, the Government will “scope a number of possible environmental levies, including a possible levy on single-use plastics, as part of the review of the Environmental Fund”.
Right. Now this has fuck all to do with Warble Gloaming but while they are on a tax roll they might as well screw us yet further. Having stolen our money they might as well steal the wallet as well?
There is no mention of their previously mentioned plan to ban the use of oil fired central heating but this comes as no surprise. They haven’t dropped it but their policy is to drip feed their plans and then slam us hard on budget day when the whole package will be announced.
I mention that two things had riled me today. I’ll leave the other for another time.
I doubt the blood pressure could take writing about two at once.
I'm disappointed, Grandad. I thought (and hoped) that as you Sons of Erin have form in dealing with unacceptable gubmints/rulers, you all would be dealing firmly with this drivel thereby setting a sterling example to us all.
Sadly Ireland is now populated with "Social Media" loving, LGBTQWERTY card carrying, Politically Correct youngsters whose only interest is in "inclusivity" and "diversity" with a lot of tree hugging on the side. Being unable to think for themselves they are willing to take whatever pain the gubmint inflicts if it helps to save Gaia [and of course the Whales and Polar Bears].
Could be getting colder soon and I'm guessing you've seen this below. It's all about taking our money and nothing more;
The whole and complete point of the exercise is to strip us of cash to feed the wealthy. It has fuck all to do with climate and is ALL about taxing, levies and penalties. Ireland is supposed to be "fined" billions shortly for not meeting "targets". Where does that money come from? Equally important – where does money go?
" through higher property tax or electricity bills, "
They are lying of course, there is no 'or' as you will in fact pay both ways whichever route you choose.
'single use plastics'. I presume they have plastic shopping bags in mind. Ban those and we now buy plastic waste bin liners instead. Those really are single use.
Sorry. I suspect that this is the Irish Govt's response to the UK Govt's "promise" to wipe out all carbon emissions in the UK at some future date in time. You know how these Govt folks work – it's like the anti-smoking racket. One promises (or does) something in support of the latest fad, and then all the others rush in with "their" little plans in the same direction so as not to be outdone. One wonders who, exactly they are trying to impress? Each other? God? The Climate Fairy? Because they sure as hell aren't impressing many of their voters with their hare-brained schemes. Quite the opposite, in fact.
I think the government needs to look up the word 'choose' in a dictionary…
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