Some "Recovery";- "Irish Water deal could turn us into Greece"- John Bruton on Newstalk 106

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Bruton: Irish Water deal could turn us into Greece - Newstalk 106
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This is a good point. Having a situation where you don't have to pay taxes if you don't want to is exactly what made everyone regard Greece as a laughing stock. Its not the sort of thing a country would want to emulate if it wants to be taken seriously.
Myself I cant get the point of these water charge protests. Every other country in the world pays them, I have a Direct Debit for water coming out of my account every month (in the UK) to pay for water, if you don't pay specifically to maintain the water infrastructure no politician is going to ever vote to spend general taxation on all that boring out of sight water infrastructure when he could be spending it on vote buying projects instead.
 
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It's the Political instability & insolvency which is the most important feature of Greece.
 

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Missed this post on Sunday D4,

I dont understand how Bruton thinks we will end up like Greece if we dont pay our water charges, Bruton has clearly missed the point where we already pay for our water.
 
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