Friday 23 February 2018

Proposed pension levy a new attack on private sector

The Government is beggaring taxpayers to fund unjustified public spending, says James Fitzsimons

THE private sector is being stripped of tax relief to bankroll public sector pensions that we cannot afford. Fears are growing that the Government's proposals to put a levy of 0.5 per cent on private sector pensions will drive a wedge between the private and the public sectors.

The insatiable greed of the public sector elite continues to weigh down on the private sector. Is it any wonder that Government has failed to deliver results in renegotiating the bailout?

On May 9, 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal for an organised Europe that laid the foundations for what has become the European Union. Tomorrow, on 'Europe Day', it is expected that our own politicians will join with their European counterparts to pat each other on the back for being good Europeans. I am a good European, but if I were a party to the deal that sacrificed the Irish taxpayer to save European banks, I would hold my head in shame.

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