With all the talking down of the budget prospects, I've been thinking about a few silver bullets of my own.
a) create an immediate slave caste from those under 5' 6" tall.
b) designate 1 in 40 taxpayers as 'the unfortunate b'stard', and impose a tax rate of 80% on all their earnings past and future.
c) create a new currency local to each county.
d) make the amount of spam you receive indicative of your 'net profile and tax accordingly.
e) tax people based on their site traffic. You know they must be making money somehow from it all even if they say it's not for profit.
f) a time based entry charge for those travelling south from the north while in possession of a GAA county jersey.
g) a charge for the temporary export of silverware. Might make those bearded lads think again about going for 2 in a row.
h) make language a revenue producer by rationing terms like 'property bubble', stagflation, resurgence.
i) nationalise 4x4s to be used to bring feral children to school.
j) charge those under 40 'an old geezer' levy to be written off by spending time listening to someone over 65 regale them with tales of the misery of the old days.
k) require licenses of people under 65 to complain about how the youngsters won't know what hit them.
Feel free to add your own suggestions.