This of course is very bad for the Irish economy as this price hike is unsustainable and will lead to job losses .During my canvassing I came across many people who were barely making ends meet and I fear that this new price shock along with the other new stealth taxes on the way (Water charges, property taxes etc) will convince a lot of people that working for a living is no longer a profitable reality. It is costing people more to go to work when you take into consideration the cost of getting to work and childminding costs, the Universal social charge, (Poll tax) and the widening tax bands rising interest rates .Where is it going to stop??
I also came across people who are self employed but could not afford to pay the tax on their commercial vehicles because of the new tax rates imposed by the last government .So these people could not go out and look for work and their vehicles were sitting in their car drives at their homes and they were sitting at home because they did not have work they could get to .What a farce
I believe the new government must reverse this tax immediately and the last 20 cent tax put on petrol by the Loony Greens must be taken off so people willing to go to work can do so and other people can keep their jobs !