Saturday 16 December 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Wallace has lost the moral authority to talk tax

A tax cheat calling for higher tax rates is a bit like a speeding driver appealing for lower speed limits or a litter lout demanding more street cleaners.

Their own compliance ought to be their only focus, as they have lost the moral authority to comment on the actions of others if they show such blatant disregard for the law.

Nearly a month after he admitted being a tax defaulter and leaving the taxpayer with an unpaid €2m bill, Mick Wallace astonishingly sees nothing wrong with commenting on the tax system.

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