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There is a third way, if Government is willing

THE Government is continuing to look for ways and means of gathering taxes from its citizens and one of the most simplest ways is a third tax band.

The Government maintains that there would not be enough revenue generated for this to be worthwhile.

Two weeks ago in Dublin there was the auction of distressed properties.

People were falling over themselves to get second and third properties.

It is clear that Ireland is still a country with a lot of wealthy people.

I am one of those who have been crucified with the universal service charge. My family has no extra income to spend in our local economy.

The Government has a duty to look at a third tax band and scrap the universal social charge if it wants to create a stimulus for local economies and create jobs.