Taxpayers must come together
Published 29/01/2012 | 05:00
Sir -- John Drennan's article (Sunday Independent, January 22, 2012) struck a chord with an idea that I have been nurturing since this crisis began in 2008.
A mass movement of Irish taxpayers could turn this country on its head, and give us real accountable, fully democratic government for the first time in this State's history.
At present, we are split into a gazillion protest groups, all with individual issues. The broader picture is that there are 1.5 million taxpayers in Ireland. Under a common umbrella group, we could wrest all sorts of perfectly valid reforms from the Government -- like openness, accountability, best practice and an end to the selfish parasitical clique that cares only for its own privileges and has repeatedly run SS Ireland on to the rocks -- with no consequences for themselves.