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The poll tax was introduced to replace a tax which was already in place called
"rateable value" but this applied to "owner occupiers" only. For example a house with
10 people living in it (and six of them working) paid the same as the house next door with
2 people living there (and only one working) social housing tenants were exempt. Now
was that fair ??
The poll tax was introduced in in an attempt to make it fairer for all so that everyone paid
equally for the council services they received
Anyone else older enough to remember ....
I do - but I realised long ago in this thread that the ' bullies' want to jam their thoughts right or wrong into the head of any one who thinks differently. Waste of time even answering them IMO - well done for trying, but they do not even read your response
Originally posted by ballymoney50
reply to post by Parksie
Maybe Arthur shouldn't have got them all to strike don't forget many families had to get help from other people because of he wouldn't let them go back to work, so i suppose there's more than one person to blame.
Thank you for posting Parksie
The 'poll tax/council tax' was what replaced rates and it covers your local amenities
eg. libraries, parks, swimming pools, community centres, refuse, transport, roads etc. and is
therefor the benefit of everyone whether you live in two rooms or twenty it is levied