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national | rights, freedoms and repression | opinion/analysis Friday March 22, 2013 18:07 by Gale Vogel - Birds Eye View
The suffering of the Irish people.
John and Louise are a Dublin couple who weep each evening in a cold house, their frustration ever growing. John is visibly angry but resigns to the fate that is meted by our leaders to comply with international dictate. We are being watched, pummelled and slowly destroyed. The busiest events are international job fairs. This is a synopsis of lives less than they should be.
John bought a car in 2007, he chose it with a engine capacity of 1.9 litres, diesel. This particular engine was chosen and specified due to the low Carbon emissions and the fact that it could be altered to run on bio-diesel. This currently costs €710 to tax each year. Were it a year newer with the very same engine it would cost €280 for each year. He chose to live in a house within reasonable commuting distance to his place of work in order to cycle. It was also close to his parents family home. Houses on his terrace have recently sold for about €200,000, the revenue place a value on his of €300,000 - €350,000 commanding a tax of €585 per year. John is terrified to change the revenues valuation for fear of being penalised later. He pays hundreds each year for refuse removal.