Sunday 22 January 2017

Child-benefit cut is pick-pocketing

Published 12/10/2010 | 05:00

AS expected, the Government plans to cut child benefit once again -- not for the rich but right across the board. Once again the ordinary citizens of Ireland, who built the country up only to see the fruits of their hard work squandered, will experience their pockets being picked.

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The Government's claims that legal issues arise if differential treatment in respect of child benefit is applied to the wealthy is absolute nonsense. What it does involve is some extra work which, typically, our lazy Government does not want to do.

I have not heard any such rubbish being uttered in relation to the UK government's decision to withdraw child benefit from the rich.

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