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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #240 on: December 07, 2017, 09:05:20 AM »
You do know that part of the reason to tax water specifically is to tackle usage. If people have to pay for something you’re less likely to waste it. Water is a very expensive commodity, getting people to use it sensibly and sparingly


Fixing the water network would achieve a lot more than an elimination of water wasting by the general public. I wouldn't encourage wasting of water but we're not a country that's short of water - it's just a problem with a creaking network after years of underinvestment that we're only getting a fraction of it to the tap.

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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #241 on: December 07, 2017, 09:47:03 AM »
Fixing the water network costs  €€€€€s which will have to come from that "General Taxation" so beloved of the loonielefties.
So are we going to pay the extra taxes needed?
Yet all I'm hearing from the Government is tax cuts.
If you want Scandinavian public services.......
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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #242 on: December 07, 2017, 10:14:15 AM »
Fixing the water network costs  €€€€€s which will have to come from that "General Taxation" so beloved of the loonielefties.
So are we going to pay the extra taxes needed?
Yet all I'm hearing from the Government is tax cuts.
If you want Scandinavian public services.......


We pay more than enough through direct indirect taxes if FF/FG/Lab hadn't squandered so much money over the years. Hell - we even came up with 43% of Europe's banking debt one time when we were asked to. Where here's a will there's a way. Nationalise our oil and gas, or increase the royalties significantly) - that would pay for a lot.

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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #243 on: December 07, 2017, 10:25:10 AM »
Fixing the water network costs  €€€€€s which will have to come from that "General Taxation" so beloved of the loonielefties.
So are we going to pay the extra taxes needed?
Yet all I'm hearing from the Government is tax cuts.
If you want Scandinavian public services.......


We pay more than enough through direct indirect taxes if FF/FG/Lab hadn't squandered so much money over the years. Hell - we even came up with 43% of Europe's banking debt one time when we were asked to. Where here's a will there's a way. Nationalise our oil and gas, or increase the royalties significantly) - that would pay for a lot.

We paid the banking debt that we were stupid enough to accrue .  That

Whether it was 43% of the Eurozone's ( not Europe's debt is moot) .  That 43% is not the case as further banking debt in other counties has come to light .


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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #244 on: December 08, 2017, 09:40:09 AM »
Irish based banks accrued that debt. Nothing to do with the Irish people. Our stupid politicians put us on the hook for the debt. There's either a Eurozone or there's not.

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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #245 on: December 08, 2017, 10:17:27 AM »
As regards gas and oil royalties - how much of each is being extracted from our waters, what would be the royalty and how much would it bring in in a year?
Anyone any idea?
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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #246 on: December 08, 2017, 11:39:09 PM »
We don't know and this clip, among other excellent insights, explains why. It's 7 minutes but worth it if you're genuinely interested in this scandal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ij_l5szHY


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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #247 on: December 08, 2017, 11:54:36 PM »
This video clearly outlines the decline in the Labour Party. Either gross incompetence or blatant lies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBvauCoE8-g

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« Reply #248 on: December 11, 2017, 10:00:02 PM »
My Cheque arrived today I’m rich for Christmas  8)

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« Reply #249 on: December 11, 2017, 10:54:06 PM »
Will somebody please think of the half million homes who have to pay for their water?
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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #250 on: December 11, 2017, 11:01:33 PM »
Will somebody please think of the half million homes who have to pay for their water?

They are outside Dublin so they don't really matter
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Re: Water Charges. How much?
« Reply #251 on: December 13, 2017, 11:47:11 PM »
You do know that part of the reason to tax water specifically is to tackle usage. If people have to pay for something you’re less likely to waste it. Water is a very expensive commodity, getting people to use it sensibly and sparingly


Fixing the water network would achieve a lot more than an elimination of water wasting by the general public. I wouldn't encourage wasting of water but we're not a country that's short of water - it's just a problem with a creaking network after years of underinvestment that we're only getting a fraction of it to the tap.

You do realise that the water that comes out of the sky can't be drank?
Its costs a huge amount to treat water
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