Saturday 22 July 2017

Hypocrisy and injustice in Budget cuts

AS a disabled person, I am absolutely furious at the disgraceful, discriminatory Budget brought in by our dysfunctional government.

It is outrageous that the Minister for Finance had the audacity to stand up and make a hypocritical announcement that the Taoiseach and ministers were going to take €14,000 and €10,000 reductions in their respective salaries.

The Budget recommends cutting the income of social welfare recipients by 4pc, and that includes the tens of thousands of disabled people of all categories. So much for protecting the most vulnerable.

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