Paying to the hilt for working
Sir -- I work part time and my husband is on job-seekers' allowance for a year and a half now. We have three children and I am paying to the hilt for working and getting nothing in return.
My husband has worked most of his life and is getting a measly €42 weekly for all his so-called contributions. I cannot afford my blood pressure or cholesterol meds and we can no longer afford to go to the doctor or dentist. My PRSI/PPS means nothing, just another Government levy.
Why are they picking on the weak? I would like to know what cuts the Government themselves are incurring in their wages and as they are on such a high salary, why are they given an expense allowance? Cut their wages/expenses allowance, let them incur all our charges/cuts and let's see how they cope and how fast they will re-arrange things.