Mother and daughter hostile to gardai

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement A MOTHER and daughter who remonstrated by “shouting and roaring” at gardai who were searching their home on foot of a Section 26 Drug search have appeared in court charged with obstruction on February 15 last. 22-year-old Leanne Casey and her mother, 55-year-old Elaine, were before the court in relation to the incident at 163 Hyde Road. Sgt Donal Cronin told that court that gardai were searching the house pursuant to a section 26 warrant in connection with suspected illegal drug activity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When they entered the house, they encountered Elaine Casey who was said to have been “hostile and refused to obey the lawful demands and directions” of the gardai. Ms Casey was said to be firing a “torrid of abuse” and issuing threats to gardai as they tried to search the house.Sgt Cronin said that Leanne Casey arrived to the house shortly afterwards and she refused to be searched and was said to be “screaming and roaring at the top of her voice as she refused to leave the stairway of the house”. Sgt Cronin said in evidence that Leanne Casey “threw her phone at the wall thus destroying any potential evidence”.He added that Leanne Casey continued to “scream and roar at the top of her voice and lashed out as she resisted arrest”. Leanne Casey had to be restrained during her arrest.In pleading guilty, Elaine Casey was said to have a minor previous conviction where she received a monetary penalty, and Leanne Casey did not have any previous conviction on record. The case against Elaine Casey was adjourned until January 9 next for a probation report to be furnished.Sarah Ryan, solicitor for Leanne Casey, said that her client was remonstrating with gardai as she “strenuously objected to a strip search as she was seven months pregnant at the time, and while a female member of an Garda Siochana was present in the bedroom willing to carry out the search, Ms Casey said that a male member of the force was in clear view”.Ms Ryan said that Leanne Casey “threw her phone in a fit of sulk”. “She behaved dreadfully but she comes before the court without previous convictions”, added Ms Ryan.Judge O’Kelly adjourned the matter until December 5 and ordered that within that time, Leanne Casey pays €250 to the gardai benevolent fund. WhatsApp Previous articleAssault case against solicitor dismissedNext articleFamous Youth Infuse Facial at Therapie admincenter_img NewsLocal NewsMother and daughter hostile to gardaiBy admin – October 2, 2012 1101 Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Everybody hates the Trump tax plan, for good reason

first_imgA few days ago Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser, met with a group of top executives.They were asked to raise their hands if lower taxes would lead them to raise capital expenditures; only a handful did.“Why aren’t the other hands up?” asked Cohn, plaintively.The answer is that CEOs, living in the real world of business, not the imaginary world of right-wing ideologues, know that tax rates aren’t that important a factor in investment decisions.So they realize that even a huge tax cut wouldn’t lead to much more spending.And with that realization, the rationale for this tax plan, such as it is, falls apart, leaving nothing but a scheme to make the rich — especially those who rake in investment income rather than working for a living — richer at everyone else’s expense.For what it’s worth, here’s the story the Trump administration and its allies are telling. The only significant winners would be those making more than $1 million a year. Populism!Oh, and this doesn’t even take account of the health care sabotage that’s an integral part of the Senate plan.By repealing the mandate — the requirement that people purchase insurance — the plan would, as I said, cause 13 million to lose coverage; that loss of coverage, and the associated government subsidies, is why mandate repeal saves money that can be given to corporations.But the move would also drive up premiums for those who keep their insurance, because the dropouts would tend to be those with lower health costs.So that’s an additional, hidden indirect tax on the middle class.Nor does it take account of what would inevitably come next: tax-cut-induced deficits would, by law, trigger cuts in Medicare, and this would just be the start of a GOP assault on programs like disability insurance that provide a crucial safety net for millions of working-class Americans.All of which raises the question, why are Republicans even trying to do this? Their claim is that cutting taxes on corporate profits would lead to an explosion in private investment and faster economic growth.Furthermore, the fruits of this growth would trickle down to American workers in the form of higher wages — and rising incomes would raise tax receipts, so the tax cuts would end up paying for themselves.Even if some part of this story were true, there would be side consequences they’re carefully not discussing.After all, if we’re talking about a big increase in capital expenditure, where does the money for that expenditure come from?Nothing in the bill would make Americans consume less and save more.So the money would have to come from abroad — from selling stocks, bonds and other assets to foreigners, on a massive scale.And this inflow of foreign money would drive up the value of the dollar and lead to huge trade deficits: according to my analysis of the most optimistic forecast out there, more than $6 trillion in deficits over the next decade. These trade deficits would have a devastating effect on manufacturing — remember those jobs Trump promised to bring back? — to the likely tune of more than 2 million jobs lost.Oh, and about that economic growth: Foreign investors would be earning profits and taking them home.So much — probably most — of any growth we would get from cutting corporate taxes would accrue to the benefit of foreigners, not Americans.But don’t worry too much about this stuff. Most serious economic analyses agree with those CEOs who disappointed Gary Cohn: Corporate tax cuts wouldn’t actually do much to raise investment.They would, however, explode the budget deficit.So in an attempt to limit that deficit blowout, Senate Republicans are proposing significant tax increases on working families.In fact, according to Congress’ own Joint Committee on Taxation, taxes would rise on average for every group with incomes under $75,000 a year, and would surely rise for many families even in higher-income groups.center_img Categories: Editorial, OpinionLooking at the reactions to Republican tax plans, I found myself remembering what people used to say about former Sen. Phil Gramm, whose presidential ambitions never went anywhere but who did help cause the 2008 financial crisis:“Even his friends don’t like him.”So it is with GOP tax “reform,” especially the Senate version, which would raise taxes on most individuals, especially in the middle and working classes, and add around 13 million Americans to the ranks of the uninsured, all to pay for big cuts in corporate taxes.The general public strongly disapproves — by a 2-1 majority, according to Quinnipiac, although the majority would be even bigger if people really understood what’s going on.But surely at least CEOs like the plan, right?Actually, not so much. It’s bad policy and bad politics, and the politics will get worse as voters learn more about the facts.Well, last week one GOP congressman, Chris Collins of New York, gave the game away: “My donors are basically saying get it done or don’t ever call me again.”So we’re talking about government of the people, not by the people, but by wealthy donors, for wealthy donors.Everyone else hates this plan — and they should.Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and a columnist for The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more