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Boycott new homes tax? You're taking the Mick

It's bad enough for a Mick Wallace TD to be encouraging people to break the law, forming part as he does of the campaign against payment of the €100 household tax.

This levy hopes to raise €160m next year -- money that is badly needed to balance the books following the taxpayer-funded bailout of the banks.

But Mick himself owes banks €40m, courtesy of overstretching his own property company during the boom.

So, essentially, he currently owes the taxpayer €40m.

But instead of paying it back, he's encouraging people to boycott a scheme whose introduction has been made necessary by the actions of people like him.

Am I missing something here, or is Wallace quite literally the most shameless man in Ireland?