Saturday 10 December 2016

Politicians' pay cuts are an insult

Published 09/12/2010 | 05:00

The widows, the blind, the unemployed, the lowest paid -- stripped to bare bones, all of them, by events beyond their control over the years; now this Government of unprecedented incompetents wants to suck the very marrow from those bones, even while adding more fat to their own already stuffed and jowly features.

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No cuts for TDs? No knife taken to their own inflated salaries, to the conditions of their own inflated pensions, or to their own inflated numbers?

The few bob taken from the Taoiseach, the Tanaiste, and the ministers is derisory, an insult, and leaves them still top of the pile in Europe. They should have taken the first cuts.

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