Wednesday 21 February 2018

Varadkar's focus on tax debate is welcome

Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tom Burke
Leo Varadkar. Photo: Tom Burke


'too often, we have allowed Irish society to be divided into one group of people who pay for everything but get little in return due to means-tests, and another group who believe they should be entitled to everything for free and that someone else should pay for it."

Leo Varadkar's pitch to middle income workers will ring true for a lot of people who work hard, pay their taxes, want to contribute to society, but wonder whether they are getting a fair deal.

In this country, they are referred to as the squeezed middle. Across the Irish Sea, they are the JAMs (Just About Managing).

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