Leo Varadkar announced yesterday that Dublin Bus was to receive 80 new buses. Here’s a thought: given that those buses have been purchased by the taxpayer, why not identify some taxpayers who have paid a sum of tax equal to, say, the purchase cost of a bus over their lifetime, and invite them to a formal ceremony where a plaque can be unveiled on the bus honouring them and thanking them for paying for a bus for the People of Ireland?
It’s important that people see a link between taxes paid and the stuff they get. Of course, there’d be war if anyone wealthy is recognised for paying taxes, but that’s tough. A taxpayer is a taxpayer.