Monday 18 December 2017

Workers on dole is no solution

John Ferriter (Letters, September 28) claimed that adding a further 30,000 workers to the dole queues and eradicating our native language from our schools will somehow save the taxpayer €3bn.

Unfortunately, he has not put much thought into the costing of these proposals.

He has clearly forgotten to factor in such items as redundancy costs, unemployment payments, loss to the State of tax revenues in the form of income tax, PRSI and a lower VAT intake due to reduced spending.

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