Saturday 10 December 2016

Squeezing the man in the middle

Published 20/11/2010 | 05:00

Middle-income families are carrying the country. They are coerced into paying potentially higher income tax, childcare, health care and college fees and are not entitled to any state support.

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The Government is frightening these same people with property tax, water tax, higher-level income tax, paying more for health insurance and an expected hike in student college fees etc.

Since I started college I have observed a number of fellow students who are on grant aid having far more disposable income than I have ever had. My parents are struggling to pay for my week-to-week needs, while these grant-aid students are able to buy clothes and socialise when their grant payments come through.

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