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Thread: Is Enda protecting Bertie's pension? (He promised to chop it to 60K!)

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    Default Is Enda protecting Bertie's pension? (He promised to chop it to 60K!)

    Back before the last election Fine Gael promised (under section 17.4 Tackling Cronyism and Feather-Bedding in Politics Fine Gael Manefesto page 63) to:

    1) Restrict the payment of pensions to retired politicians until they reached normal retirement age (65 years)
    2) To pay such pensions to retired politicians only!
    3) To cap subsidies for politicians and everyone else on pensions that would deliver in excess of €60K per year.


    The same pledge was reiterated on page 21 of the programme for government.

    Bertie Ahern was 61 on the 12th of September last.

    Enda was 61 on the 24th of April last.

    Alan Shatter was 61 on the 14th of February last

    Michael Noonan was 69 on the 21st of May last. Michael's pension is secure!

    Phil Hogan was 52 on the fourth of July last. He will be 65 in about 13 years time.

    Brian Cowen was 52 on the 10th of January 1960

    Eamon Gilmore will be 65 on the 24th of April 2020

    Any intervention on pensions would save most money if it had been implemented in last year's budget

    Enda the people will think you are protecting your own pension of you do not follow through on your pledge however great the difficulties on keeping the promise. It would increase your moral Authority when you face down the Political Cronies and those who are being Feather-Bedded!


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    Programme for Government 2011-2016 - Full Text | Social Justice Ireland see page 21

    Bertie Ahern - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Enda Kenny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Alan Shatter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Phil Hogan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Brian Cowen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eamon_Gilmore

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    The pensions of politicians must be cut in the next budget, the simple way is an Income Tax, no need to change constitution or worry about court action with an increaase in Income Tax

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    I'd do it by using the public service pension levy brought in under the emergency Bill introduced to deal with the financial crisis.

    Our political pensioners would be paying 41% income tax + 7%USC =48% so increase the existing public pension levy on pensions over €100,000 (or lower limit?) to 50% then they pay 98% on every euro over €100,000 (or such lower limit as may be decided).

    and of course no pension should be paid before normal retirement age except where long term illness enforces early retirement.

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    None of the current government will be getting a penny of a pension until they reach the age of 65.

    You, and the braying media, seem to constantly miss that point.

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    Bertie, Biffo and the Cough get over 130 grand each in pensions. It must be tackled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    None of the current government will be getting a penny of a pension until they reach the age of 65.

    You, and the braying media, seem to constantly miss that point.
    And that has what to do with the question asked in the OP?

    Seems you might also be missing the point.
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    But, but, but.... election "promises" and programmes for government. Since when do they mean anything?
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    So you are saying they will have a special income tax for exTDs and ministers !!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by culmore View Post
    The pensions of politicians must be cut in the next budget, the simple way is an Income Tax, no need to change constitution or worry about court action with an increaase in Income Tax

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    Why is he even getting a pension! he was employed to do the job...he lost the job...good luck and thanks!!

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    Why would kenny cut his pension cause thats what he is doing if he cuts Berties pension. The only way I can see Kenny doing it is that if he doesn't he will lose the job. But the way our Dear acts i would say that a European pension is waiting for him in Berlin.
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