Tuesday 17 October 2017

Planet Leo

•How excited and enraptured I was on listening to our new Minister for Holidays urging us to book a vacation in the new year because next Tuesday's Budget, that will suck another €3.6bn out of the economy, will essentially leave all of our disposable income untouched.

So off I went to the nearest travel agents and brought home over a dozen brochures, eager to book the trip that I never even realised I could afford until Transport Minister Leo Varadkar told me I could.

But then I read the newspaper and saw more Budget details were emerging, like increased motor tax, increased private health insurance, the one-off €100 property tax, a one-off payment for my septic tank, the pending increase to electricity prices, the rise in VAT -- which essentially increases the price of everything I consume, etc, etc.

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