‘Sin taxes’ punish the poor

‘Sin taxes’ punish the poor

There was a time, and it doesn’t seem like too long ago, when taxes were used to raise money for things we either needed or wanted.

Government requires money to pay for teachers, nurses, doctors or the billions in interest on the money we borrowed to bail out Irish and European banks.

It gets that money by putting a levy on things we do. Government needs us to continue doing these things at significant...

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