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Pension power

• In its pre-Budget 'leaks' it seems the Government is considering hitting the pensioners again, although we have been hit already by the USC, reduced tax allowance on medical bills, loss of medical cards, increases in medication charges etc, etc.

I think they may be forgetting that we grandparents have children and grandchildren who are voters and, come the next election, they will not take kindly to those who have made their grandparents suffer, while TDs and senior civil servants hang on to their high salaries and perks.

Mark Leach
Ferrycarrig, Wexford

Irish Independent