No more taxes on working people please Mr Donohoe … PRSI is the new USC

RENUA Ireland leader cllr. John Leahy has warned Paschal Donohoe that; ‘’his Departments secret plans to impose further tax increases on working people is unacceptable’’

Mr Leahy said;

‘’This government is providing us with a case study in the reason Donald Trump was elected in America.

It’s proposals on PRSI indicate that the Finance Minister is not in control of his own Department.

The notion that working people should have a further increase of 0.5% in PRSI defies credibility

This is the economics of Alice in Wonderland.

It is a complete denial of the reality that more working people in Ireland than any other European state are taxed like the super-rich.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe needs to challenge the culture of his Department.

It is clear this culture is anti-enterprise, hostile to the self-employed and indifferent to the needs of small start-up companies.

Nothing epitomizes this more than the treatment of the self-employed when it comes to PRSI.

This has evolved into a stealth tax as distinct to a protector of working people.

It is the new USC in disguise which treats the self-employed like a fiscal colony.

Mr Donohoe should gather his courage into his trembling hands and say ‘no more taxes please’ because if he does not the people may soon say ‘no more Paschal’ please’’.