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    Default Cuts in social welfare in December Budget

    Finally Gilmore accepted the truth that there is no way to avoid cuts for welfare benefits if they want to increase taxes
    CUTS in social welfare and a widening of the tax base will form part of December’s budget, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has said.

    “There is no doubt social welfare spending has to come down. Joan Burton has already done a huge amount of work on addressing the area of welfare fraud and overclaiming,” he said in an interview with the Irish Times.

    “She gave the Government a briefing last Tuesday on the very significant progress she is making on it. In addition to that there is a whole welfare reform agenda that is being pursued. Expenditure has to come down. There is no doubt about that. That will be done,” he said.
    Gilmore warns of cuts in social welfare in December Budget - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

    The only question how it will be implemented
    Will it be cuts equally spread between long term dolers and recently unemployed, or they will copy Germany and will maximize cuts for long term in order to get rid of life on welfare as lifestyle
    BTW, Germans in 2005 implemented Hartz IV with reduction long term benefits to 359 euro per month( recently increased to 364)
    Even if most left wingers were objecting that there is no jobs around, results speak itself
    “Every country has the government it deserves.”
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    i suspect the only thing off the table will be cuts to the old age pension , even those who suffer as a result of pensioners being shielded , support the status quo re_ pensioners

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    I suspect there will be war.

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    Labour 12% 11% 10% 9% Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    It isnt' this governments fault that they are left with a mess. They need to make massive cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish_bob View Post
    i suspect the only thing off the table will be cuts to the old age pension , even those who suffer as a result of pensioners being shielded , support the status quo re_ pensioners
    I agree, people are strange and view pensioners as being untouchable. Funny bunch.

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    More broken promises from a politician. Why do we have elections in this country ? Every party brakes its manifesto after the election. The country is broke but we can pay failed developers 200k a year to run their failed companies. Joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sport02 View Post
    Labour 12% 11% 10% 9% Timberrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
    Agree 1000% Where is the like button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toughbutfair View Post
    It isnt' this governments fault that they are left with a mess. They need to make massive cuts.
    No doubt - although they alone were the ones who made commitments to not cutting social welfare during the election campaign so they will likely take a hit for misleading the electorate.

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    Labour = The tall tales party

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