Friday, January 6, 2012

Sinn Féin pushes for full reversal of household tax

As Families across the Country face a raft of new taxes and levies which will come in to operation from new years day Wexford Sinn Féin has issued a New Years warning to the County’s Government TDs to urge Minister Hogan to reverse the household charge and drop all plans for the implementation of a property tax. The party’s elected reps in County Wexford have vowed to bring their demand for a full reversal of the household charge before their councils and to fully support the campaign by Sinn Féin TDs to have the legislation dropped immediately.

Cllr Anthony Kelly said;

“Taking into consideration the exemptions, The Household Charge is still an ill conceived attempt by the Government to raise revenue and is a desperate attack on low and middle income earners. Families, many of whom are caught in the negative equity mortgage trap, are faced with increases to VAT, motor, home and health insurance. All these increases amount to a huge hike in the everyday cost of living.”

“The Government cannot camouflage these charges by calling them property taxes or by any other name. They are Home Taxes. Sinn Fein is asking the people of Co. Wexford to draw a line in the sand and send a clear message out to the Government that enough is enough. Though not calling on people not to pay the charge, Sinn Fein feels that the decision not to register or pay these taxes is up to each individual, as is which form of protest they make.”

“Sinn Féin intends to lead the opposition against the household charge. Our TDs will fight tooth and nail for the reversal of this charge in the Dail, as will every single one of our elected reps across this state. We were elected to fight for our constituents and that’s exactly what we will do. We will insure that County Wexford 's three coalition TDs will be forced to see the terrible effects of, and public opposition to, their government’s unfair charge every time they turn around in the constituency in 2012.”

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