Monday 5 December 2016

OECD should target ministers, not jobless

Published 27/05/2011 | 05:00

THE Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has suggested that dole payments be cut in order to encourage the unemployed back to work.

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There are no jobs available so what are the 440,000 people on the live register supposed to do? Our last Taoiseach is entitled to two pensions worth around €150,000 in total per year, our last Minister for Health is entitled to two pensions – worth around €120,000 in total per year.

But instead of targeting these former politicians and their double pensions, the OECD has decided to target the unemployed, to encourage them back to work, where none exists, and will cut their payments if they cannot find a non-existent job.

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