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    We have all heard the many suggestions from Politicians, journalists, business leaders etc. on what cuts should be implemented in the forthcoming budget, but there is one obvious cut which a lot of these elites have failed to mention and that is; the Irish States financial support given to Private secondary schools. If financial support was removed it would be supported by a majority of the population, but these cuts are not being suggested because the Elites of this country are benefiting from it. We all know that a majority of the top graduates in medicine and Law are coming from these private schools and the Irish Taxpayer is subsidising there education. This removal of State financial support should be on the top of any list of budgetary cuts.

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    Scrap the Presidency
    The Senad
    Half the number of TD's .
    Cut their salary, including their ludicrous exspenses
    Sell the Gov jet.
    Do away with Gardai drivers for ministers and ex-taoisigh. A normal driver would suffice or better yet make them get public transport!
    Reduce the salary of the heads of Gov bodies etc, do away with quango's.
    Then and only then go after the most vunerable in society
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    the most vunerable in society
    Private schools?

    Surely you jest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    We have all heard the many suggestions from Politicians, journalists, business leaders etc. on what cuts should be implemented in the forthcoming budget, but there is one obvious cut which a lot of these elites have failed to mention and that is; the Irish States financial support given to Private secondary schools. If financial support was removed it would be supported by a majority of the population, but these cuts are not being suggested because the Elites of this country are benefiting from it. We all know that a majority of the top graduates in medicine and Law are coming from these private schools and the Irish Taxpayer is subsidising there education. This removal of State financial support should be on the top of any list of budgetary cuts.
    Totally agree. The fact that 8 of our 9 Supreme Court justices were educated in private schools suggests that there is a circle of elites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    We have all heard the many suggestions from Politicians, journalists, business leaders etc. on what cuts should be implemented in the forthcoming budget, but there is one obvious cut which a lot of these elites have failed to mention and that is; the Irish States financial support given to Private secondary schools. If financial support was removed it would be supported by a majority of the population, but these cuts are not being suggested because the Elites of this country are benefiting from it. We all know that a majority of the top graduates in medicine and Law are coming from these private schools and the Irish Taxpayer is subsidising there education. This removal of State financial support should be on the top of any list of budgetary cuts.
    Why don't we just take all the wealthy people in the country out into a field and shoot them?

    All our problems would be over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Why don't we just take all the wealthy people in the country out into a field and shoot them?

    All our problems would be over.
    Why should private schools receive funding from the taxpayer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Why don't we just take all the wealthy people in the country out into a field and shoot them?

    All our problems would be over.
    I don't think removing a subsidy to private education is akin to shooting people.

    You FF goons are getting hysterical.

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    Remove the child benefit from anyone on more than 70k (once that happens expect the threshold to slowly be eaten away). What the tories did yesterday was ballsy and you cant imagine an Irish Gov doing it (though the Tories didnt announce that before the GE!!!)

    Sean Healy did have one half decent idea that I would personally hate but had some merit, reducing the tax free credit on pensions from 41% to 20%. If they did that they can codify the f******g levies into the simple income tax band and stop pretending they're fooling anyone.

    Hitting the PS (again!!!) would be popular with everyone else, though doing it on top of taking away child benefits and the pension edits would cripple most families with parents under age of 45.

    Most popular? no more money to NIB or Anglo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Scrap the Presidency
    Or Minister for Foreign Affairs. Is it not possible that one person could do an amalgamation of both jobs? Hey, it would free up some great seats in Lansdowne Road, Croke Park, too

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    The middle/working class in this country subsidise the welfarites and the establishment, this has always been the way, all these little scams , schemes , allowances , exemptions , reliefs should all be scrapped. It would free up thousands of civil servants if nothing else.

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