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Water Water everywhere and not a drop for free

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Water Water everywhere and not a drop for free

(except for the stuff you have to boil)

 

Well here we go again, a new Tax for a New Ireland, does anyone remember the old Robin Hood movie with Earl Flynn as Robin and Basil Rathbone as the Sheriff of Nottingham? The Sheriff was constantly on the prowl for new taxes. Ring any bells?

 

Well, for what it’s worth, I imagine that this would not have been the first choice of revenue for our lads in Dáil Eireann to dream up, they knew the arrows would come flying their way.  In fact, you can bet your bottom Dollar that this one came straight from our Glorious Overlords on the Continent.

 

But today I want to focus on the positive rather than the negative, so let’s take a step back and take a look at the situation.  I mean maybe our government is not as bad as we first thought?

I used to picture our Government like those old black and white cartoons in newspapers of pigs dressed in tops and tails gorging themselves with all life’s luxuries (yeah I wasn’t really a fan), but I’m not sure if I picture them like that anymore, maybe this Government has a bit more to them than I first thought.

 

Let me draw a picture for you, here is a group of people who convinced an entire State to pay them €200+ per year for water, at a time when the Earth’s polar ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and we are experiencing more rain fall than anytime in modern history. Oh did I mention we live on an island?   I know what you’re going to say “but it’s for the pipes Gary”, the thing about that is, the pipes are more riddled than Dillinger.  They’re losing litres by the second!  But no, we must invest money in water meters to conserve water, sure we’ll fix the pipes another time!

 

There are exceptions to this Tax, kindly, if you need to boil the water to make it safe before you drink it then you don’t have to pay, I think what that means is the poison stuff (bad water) is free! YAY!

I mean really what’s the difference between us paying for water and Arabs’ paying for sand?

 

You see the way I see it is if these geniuses can convince us to pay for water maybe they could convince the bond holders to go easy on us or even give us a little break? Oh wait a minute they all ready tried that already, didn’t they!

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