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Property tax will push many families over the edge – Adams

25 March, 2013 - by Gerry Adams

Speaking in Dublin today Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said his party in government will repeal the property tax.

Deputy Adams was speaking at the launch of his party’s Financial Local Property Tax Repeal Bill today. He said;

“We have had two years now of this Fine Gael/Labour Government. Despite all the promises to change how things were done in politics and government, we have seen instead a continuation of the failed policies and bad practices of Fianna Fáil. The latest blow to already hard pressed families is this family home tax.

“Many families up and down the country will be pushed over the edge by this tax. The difference between having enough to make ends meet, to put food on the table, to pay the electricity or gas bill, to be able to fill the tank with heating oil can come down to having €50 left at the end of the month, or being another €50 euro overdrawn, or in debt to your credit card or behind in your payments to the bank, credit union or building society.

“Sinn Féin has alternatives that are fair, including wealth tax. The government had that option and chose not to take it.

“Politics is about making a difference. What we are saying today is that this tax, like any other unjust law can be repealed. That is what Sinn Féin intends to do if and when we get into government.”


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