A Web posting by Ciaran Cuffe advocating new levy is removed after ‘consultation’ with party
Shane Coleman and Martin Frawley
A BLOG by Green Party minister Ciaran Cuffe advocating the introduction of a property tax in direct contravention of party policy and the programme for government was removed from the web this weekend.
The planning minister proposed that instead of raising income tax, the government should abolish stamp duty and introduce a property levy. It would mean that houses under 100 square metres (1,076sq ft) could be charged €200, with those over 200sq m (2,153sq ft) paying €600 and a middle rate of €400.
“I’d say such a charge could raise the guts of several hundred million, and would be more equitable than a rise in income tax. The beauty of such a scheme is that it could be implemented quickly without a cumbersome state-led assessment of each property. Another advantage would be that it would allow people to move home when they wish without an excessive tax burden,” he said in his entry to his ‘Cuffe Street’ blog.
I have been saying to expect to get a hefty bill in the form of a property tax after the next budget but Boy, have we been badly stitched up by the greens, here we have another new minster from the greens coming up with their latest bright idea after counting frogs, and bats and stealth taxes call carbon taxes, car taxes ,and 15 cent on every litre of petrol and I am sure there is more to come
This guy comes up with this new tax .Well he can take a running jump we are getting a sneak preview of what these green addicts of power are prepared to do to stay in power serving their masters Fianna Fail they have completely destroyed any hope of the greens ever getting back into power that’s for sure
How a group of people could totally ditch their principals for the sake of staying in power is beyond me !