4/02/2005

Tax for all?

Brian Cowen has been put under pressure to close tax loopholes for the rich. In my opinion, it is high time this was done. I am disgusted by the worldwide phenomenum that seems to imply that rich people somehow have the right to bypass tax laws. The most stunning example is Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, who barely pays a penny in tax despite his vast wealth. Here in Ireland this "celtic tiger" (or "Bullshit Golden Calf as Tommy Tiernan once called it) has been great for the rich but has also produced an extremely unequal society. Those in power must ensure that there is no special treatment for those most well off and that the most vulnerable in society are treated fairly.

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