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    Default Green Party favors cuts to vunerable while protecting the wealthy

    Once again the elitist Green party has shown that it favors cuts that hurt the vunerable (10,000 special needs assistants to go) while protecting the wealthy (over its refusal to budge on college fees).

    How can the Green party possibly morally justify the continuation of free college fees for the wealthy and super rich?

    Coalition tensions over college fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndodger View Post
    Once again the elitist Green party has shown that it favors cuts that hurt the vunerable (10,000 special needs assistants to go) while protecting the wealthy (over its refusal to budge on college fees).

    How can the Green party possibly morally justify the continuation of free college fees for the wealthy and super rich?

    Coalition tensions over college fees
    This is the usual posturing that we get in the run up to the budget. There will not be a doubling of registration fees and if anything a more minor increase.

    I agree with yout point about special needs assistants but would question that the wealthy are being protected from increased registration fees. Currently maintenance grants and free registration is available to students from families with incomes under €51,000 (approx for families with up to 4 children).

    Are you saying that families above this threshold are wealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talkies View Post
    This is the usual posturing that we get in the run up to the budget. There will not be a doubling of registration fees and if anything a more minor increase.

    I agree with yout point about special needs assistants but would question that the wealthy are being protected from increased registration fees. Currently maintenance grants and free registration is available to students from families with incomes under 51,000 (approx for families with up to 4 children).

    Are you saying that families above this threshold are wealthy.
    I'm not talking about maintenance grants or registration fees. I'm talking to actual college fees which are free to all regardless of parental income.

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    Who would have thought that a load of wealthy TDs from very leafy parts of Dublin would be out of touch with the rest of the Country?

    The Greens are not in anyway connected to 97% of Irish peoples thinking.

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