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.