Irish Tax BoycottMay 18th, 2012 • Category: Nation & World
An actual placard from this year’s Irish tax boycott.
Fifty percent of the people in Ireland refused to pay the property tax forced on them by the Irish government. The tax was imposed partly due to a $90 billion debt owed to the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank. This debt has caused the Irish government to make cuts in services such as libraries, parks and swimming pools, and impose higher taxes.
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