IF YOU LIVE in Ireland, you know there's an impending car crash looming directly ahead--just before Christmas as part of the national budget. Some new charges will drop onto home owners in 2010, after the Minister for Finance announces them in the Dail (Irish Parliament). Speaking from experience as a home owner in three States spread across the USA, I know that paying $1000 annually for property tax and school district tax is about the kind of citizen burden that many Americans expect. As an Irish homeowner, I live free of a property tax. As a reader of the Irish tea leaves (those used by government ministers), I can see the property tax coming in slow motion, like the impending car crash that I watched through the rear window of the car at left.
I can also sense another car crash, this one close to work. If I was a betting man, I would put money on the reduction of social services in County Tipperary. I consider medical and education to be social services. Something drastic is going to happen to a hospital or to a third level institution close to my workplace. I wish the people on the inside would blog about these things so I could follow the events en route to the next car crash in my life.
Sent mail2blog using Nokia E90 O2-Typepad services near Ballyclerihan, Co Tipperary, Ireland.