Eddie Hobbs & Rip Off Republic

Eddie Hobbs’ last episode of Rip Off Republic aired tonight and while it wasn’t as focued as earlier ones on consumer rip offs, it covered ground that we should all be familiar with: taxes. Eddie revealed that the average tax payer over-pays his tax by 700 Euro a year! Many people may not know that they can claim tax relief on their waste disposal charges. Did you? Here’s a page courtesy of Fine Gael giving summaries on medical, dental, rent and refuse expenses and tax relief. Damien has a few more links, including links to further discussion about Mr. Hobbs.

'Why Rip Off Republic can help us solve our problems'

The SBP has an article from Eddie Hobbs explaining why his program is a success. It’s getting people talking, and hopefully consumers won’t be as ripped-off in the future as we are now.
I say “hopefully” but I doubt anything will change in the short term. There are far too many vested interests and lobby groups.