Wednesday 18 October 2017

Middle earners are long overdue something back

Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

Feeling stitched up by the system, middle Ireland wants something back. Finance Minister Michael Noonan and his colleagues know that the centre feels crushed by the weight of seven years of savage austerity.

That is why the focus of the Budget is on giving something back to the put-upon middle earners.

The pent-up anger among ordinary people is not to be dismissed.

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