Follow @PoliticsIE
 
 
 
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: Public reps should take a pay cut

  1. #1
    Politics.ie Member thetruthsback's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Cork, Boy
    Posts
    2,072
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Public reps should take a pay cut

    As we approah the doomsday buget, should our Public Representavies take a pay cut to. I suggest 10%.

  2. #2
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    478
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thetruthsback View Post
    As we approah the doomsday buget, should our Public Representavies take a pay cut to. I suggest 10%.
    They should take a 10% pay cut and so should retired public representavies.

  3. #3
    Moderator Cato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ithaca
    Posts
    20,761
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Put some figures on it. What do you think TDs, ministers, and the Taoiseach should be paid?
    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson (yeah, I'm aware of the irony)

  4. #4
    Politics.ie Member RightCentreLeft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Dublin South Central
    Posts
    929
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    10% is nowhere near enough.

    Make all expenses vouched.

    Ministers pay = 100k
    Taoiseachs pay = 120k
    TD's pay= 70k
    Senators pay= 45k
    Presidents pay = 120k

    Nobody in the public or civil service or employed by the state should be paid more than 100k.

  5. #5
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    13,428
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thetruthsback View Post
    As we approah the doomsday buget, should our Public Representavies take a pay cut to. I suggest 10%.
    It should have been Cowen's first decision when he became Taoiseach. And at the time it should have been at least one-third. But no, he blew it and hasn't had an once of economic authority since.

  6. #6
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    33,459
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RightCentreLeft View Post
    10% is nowhere near enough.

    Make all expenses vouched.

    Ministers pay = 100k
    Taoiseachs pay = 120k
    TD's pay= 70k
    Senators pay= 45k
    Presidents pay = 120k

    Nobody in the public or civil service or employed by the state should be paid more than 100k.
    And cut public representative numbers so no more politicins than 100 (and that is being generous). Have the referendum to bring this about. Also, the number of local authorities should also be cut with a corresponding cut in local politicians. No more than 400 should exist.

  7. #7
    Politics.ie Member vanla sighs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Cork
    Posts
    5,097
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Broke View Post
    They should take a 10% pay cut and so should retired public representavies.
    10%? 10%?.........They should take a hell of a lot more than that. Those who earn the most from the public purse should take the biggest cuts. 10% is NOTHING when you consider their current salaries and expenses. They should cut 50% - it won't happen of course but that is what they should do.

    I don't see any reason why a TD shouldn't be on the avergae industrial wage. SF TD's can do it, Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party does it as an MEP and used to do it as a TD - why can't the rest of them?

    Also, they can cut the Dail by 50% and close the Seanad.

  8. #8
    Politics.ie Member j26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sunless South East
    Posts
    714
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Public Representavies take a pay cut to, I suggest 10%.

    I agree with the OP - they should be cut to 10% of what they are now.

  9. #9
    Politics.ie Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    478
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    And cut public representative numbers so no more politicins than 100 (and that is being generous). Have the referendum to bring this about. Also, the number of local authorities should also be cut with a corresponding cut in local politicians. No more than 400 should exist.
    There is no political will to make the changes.

  10. #10
    Moderator Cato's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ithaca
    Posts
    20,761
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RightCentreLeft View Post
    10% is nowhere near enough.

    Make all expenses vouched.

    Ministers pay = 100k
    Taoiseachs pay = 120k
    TD's pay= 70k
    Senators pay= 45k
    Presidents pay = 120k

    Nobody in the public or civil service or employed by the state should be paid more than 100k.
    Broadly agree but I think the Taoiseach's and President's salary is too much; should be 100k, with ministers paid 85k. Public service should be public service and not a way to enrich oneself.

    Also strict laws on political corruption should be brought in, with the bar for proving it set low and the penalties draconian.
    I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson (yeah, I'm aware of the irony)

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •