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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 07:39 PM
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20. can you help me with this?
had a discussion with my rabid right wing neighbor about health care reform. After a convoluted discussion it finally came out that he just regards people who do not have insurance as losers who he does not want to help because in effect they are stealing money from people who are not such losers. He wants to limit his help for others to the people he selects from his church.
this is the logic of a retired superintendent of schools.

But here is my question to you. He just returned from a trip to Ireland where the bus driver told him the tax rate for Irish citizens is 45% plus the taxes on gasoline and other goods. Being Irish myself it was all I could do not to ask if he gave the guy a big tip.

Is the income tax rate (45%) that high for Ireland or Scotland?
Thank you
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