In Reply to: re: Local Elections - Water Charges posted by Mairt on April 24, 2014 at 09:01:09:
"More roads" - Really ? I'd imagine the only roads investment in the last 10-15 years was under Public Private Partnership and resulted in them being Tolled .. = incrrased Road Taxation
"more public buildings" -, ya can certainly say that again wesp here in Mayo .. what with the Council buying The Tennis Pavilion, The Imperiel Hotel, Westport Convent, The Old Bank in Ballina, not to mention the increased amount of privately owned rented offiice space it seems to need .. coming on the back of not needing their Town Council buildings ?
a better range of services (albeit with cuts of late) - do Ya think ?,
more employees, - ya mean .. less coal face workers but more management !
higher salary costs, etc. - YEP , ya got that right !!!
The post I was responding too assumes this is all covered by existing tax and I'm just highlighting I don't think its necessarily is.... No .. thats the whole point .. they have to come up with 'NEW TAXES' as they've squandered the Old Money.
Thats not to say there aren't improvements in how we use our taxes, but thats a different discussion. Really ??? explain ?
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