Tuesday 17 October 2017

Divide now between the taxpayers and those they pay for

FG's target voter has clearly become the hard-pressed, middle-income worker, writes Group Political Editor Fionnan Sheahan

REDUCE TAX BURDEN: Fine Gale's Brian Hayes
REDUCE TAX BURDEN: Fine Gale's Brian Hayes

Group Political Editor Fionnan Sheahan

THROUGHOUT the crisis, fissures have opened up – or been deliberately created – between different groups in society.

Public sector versus private sector was the original incarnation of the divide, as the then government sought to swiftly reduce the public sector pay bill.

While jobs in the private sector fell like dominoes, public sector workers found there was little sympathy for objections to the introduction of the pension levy.

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