On Tax, The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.

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By Collective Ireland

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.

It uses only 3.5% of your tax for economic supports.
Under the economic supports umbrella come, for example such concerns as Job and Enterprise Development, Trade Promotion, Natural Resources, Fisheries, Forestry and Bio-Energy, Rural Economic Development, Agri Food Policy and Farm Payments. Your government has made servicing a debt not of your making nearly four times more important than all these things.

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.
It uses just 1.5% of your tax to safeguard the areas of Community, Culture and the Environment.
Sports and Recreation, Tourism Services, Arts Culture and Film, Heritage, Irish Language, Community and Rural Development, Libraries and Broadcasting all fall under this heading. Your government has made servicing a debt not of your making eight times more important than all these things.

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.
It uses 2.6% of your tax on the country’s infrastructure.
That covers air, sea and land travel, and safety, communications, energy and WATER. . Your government has made servicing a debt not of your making five times more important than all these things.

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.
It uses 2.5% of your tax to administer itself.
This includes, for example Public Service Management and Local Government Support, the Office of Public Works and the Offices of the Ombudsman, the Chief State Solicitor, the Revenue and Appeal Commissioners. Again, your government has made servicing a debt not of your making five times more important than all these things.

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service the national debt.
That’s nearly three times what it uses to service An Garda Siochana, the Prison Service, the Court Services, the Fire Services and the Defence Forces combined.
And it’s nearly thirteen times the amount shared between overseas aid, north-south reconciliation and international affairs.

Ireland is a badly run business.

Taxes collected must be used to benefit the nation. Ours are currently being used to pay for mistakes not of our making. Bubbles and the cycle of boom and bust are instruments of commerce and capitalism, a world far removed from the everyday reality of struggle. We deserve a say in how our taxes are used.

We deserve, for example, a free easily accessible and appropriately staffed health care service. All of our hospitals should be maintained at the highest standard and equipped to deliver quality healthcare to all of the people in an efficient and timely manner.
We deserve as taxpayers the ability to provide our children with a free and inclusive education system. Our schools should be well staffed, well supported institutions providing the highest standard of education to all. Our universities should be accessible to all with the desire to fulfil their potential, regardless of means or circumstance.
This will ensure that we produce from within meritorious experts with the ability to critique our direction as a nation and affect positive change when necessary.

We do not deserve such gross mismanagement.

The government uses 13% of all taxes gathered to service a debt you neither needed nor requested, a debt you did not accrue but a debt you will be repaying until at least 2053, while all the time The Banks you bailed out are forcing homelessness on families.
The government has already misappropriated 3.7 Billion Euros of public money to prop up Irish Water.
Last year the government collected nearly 220 Million Euros through TV licensing. They gave over 180 million Euros of this to RTE, who in return used that money to misrepresent and misinform you.
This government of civil war politics recently estimated the eventual cost of their planned celebration of the 1916 Rising will exceed 25 Million Euros.
Right now, 27 of your government ministers are getting ready to visit 21 different countries to help them celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Do something about this.

Join the Protests. Join all the Protests.