Socialist Party hits out at property tax

Socialist Party hits out at property tax

The Socialist Party has hit out at the forthcoming property tax, branding it a “poverty tax” and describing its introduction as a “new low for Labour and Fine Gael.”

In a statement on their website, the Socialist Party described the new tax, which  is set to be introduced in July, as a  “straightforward robbery of working class people, as well as a huge attack on people’s civil liberties.”

They warned that the average amount paid towards the property tax could triple to meet IMF targets and argued that families have already taken enough cuts – pointing to the fact that a recent Irish League of Credit Union survey found that 1.4 million people have €50 or less to spend after essential bills are paid each month.

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  1. Paddy at 4:32 pm

    If the socialist party had their way there would be no private property to be taxed. And as for working class people being robbed, it is the middle classes in South Dublin who will pay many times more property tax than any working class supporters of the socialist party, although on second thoughts I imagine most support for that party is to be found in the non-working class living on dole and in free housing paid for by the long suffering middle class taxpayers who pay 90% of all income tax raised in Ireland.

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