Wednesday 18 January 2017

Target our tax system, not low-paid workers

Published 07/06/2011 | 05:00

I think it is ironic that Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton should be on a crusade against low-pay workers when his basic salary is €202,676. I would like him to try and live on a basic wage for just six months, without the lavish expenses.

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Wages in real terms could easily be reduced for all here if the tax system was not so generous for the well paid.

Everyone earning over €100,000 should be taxed at a higher rate than 41pc. Those on €200,000 could be taxed at a higher rate again.

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