Move over here and you’ll know what taxes are.
But that doesn’t apply to me because we also have this wonderful little sca… scheme where you declare yourself and your partner as “living together legally”, which gives you the same tax benefits as a married couple. The zinger is that you only have to be adults and can only do this once at a time, otherwise any two people living together in the same house, father and son, grandmother and granddaughter, hetro couple, gay couple, brother and sister, two workmates sharing the rent, it matters not one jot and BANG there’s several grand off your tax bill.
Darned right me and the missus signed that paper, I get almost €2500 back from the tax man this year, been treating the money they held back from my wages when I was working as a savings fund for a few years now. So when that money goes into my bank, usually in October, I get to go 100% debt free, freeing up not only ahem per month but also leaving me with an emergency cash reserve for life.
The other thing you have that we don’t is that you don’t have our cluster of an electoral system which can only ever deliver coalition governments, meaning that every “government” is a compromise and absolutely nothing changes. The new world record between the time between an election and forming a government, beating IRAQ and that was a bleeding war zone, tells you how much of a farce it is here and why you should be grateful you actually do have a choice in who governs you.