We're all aware of the credit crunch and recession; Ireland is not faring terribly well - latest evidence of this is that the government announced yesterday that they're facing a 2 billion euro deficit. They also announced tax increases and spending cuts will come into effect at the end of the month (a budget, but no-one's mentioning the B word)
Anyhoo, that's a bit of background - the speechless bit comes from the rumour that in order to get money into the government coffers, they are considering introducing a new tax on TEXT MESSAGES.
Increasing the cost of texts by 1 cent will apparently bring in an extra 100m euro a year.
By taxing text messages.
There are just no words.
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