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Thread: The Budget! Will politicians take a percentage cut to pay prorata with the cuts they hand out?

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    Default The Budget! Will politicians take a percentage cut to pay prorata with the cuts they hand out?

    Budget day is fast approaching, and the prebugdget speculation has been somewhat suppressed by the Galway Tragedy.

    The Governent are targeting an adjustment of some 3.5 billion. The Government parties will insist the cuts and revenue raising methods are unavoidable. The opposition will partake in the usuall theatrics, describing the budget as savage, uncaring, misguided and insist that there were real less painful alternatives.

    The left will talk about a lost opportunity insisting taxing the rich could solve our problems coupled with a massive stimulus package.

    What are the odds of a prorata cut to politicians pay and expenses if there are cuts to social welfare program's?


    Of course we already have Sinn Fein politicians claiming to live on some measure of an average income. They never admit that they take full whack from the taxpayer, ensuring there is no advantage for the exchequer.

    It is not likely that a single opposition T.D will volunteer to forego any of their salary. There will be lots of crocodile tears.

    What are the odds of an Taoiseach pushing another pay cut?

    Implementing a cut to politicians pay just might be on the cards!

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    TDs, Senators and Ministers have already taken pay cuts of 15-20% of their pay and expenses. In percentage terms, this is far bigger than any pay or welfare cut inflicted on any other public servants or rates of social welfare.

    So by your bizarre logic, maybe they should get a pay increase, to bring themselves in line with the actual cuts that have been inflicted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    TDs, Senators and Ministers have already taken pay cuts of 15-20% of their pay and expenses. In percentage terms, this is far bigger than any pay or welfare cut inflicted on any other public servants or rates of social welfare.

    So by your bizarre logic, maybe they should get a pay increase, to bring themselves in line with the actual cuts that have been inflicted?
    Bertie and his merry men had inflated the politicians pay to fatten their pension take. Their salary levels were not realistic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    TDs, Senators and Ministers have already taken pay cuts of 15-20% of their pay and expenses. In percentage terms, this is far bigger than any pay or welfare cut inflicted on any other public servants or rates of social welfare.

    So by your bizarre logic, maybe they should get a pay increase, to bring themselves in line with the actual cuts that have been inflicted?
    Bertie and his merry men had inflated the politicians pay to fatten their pension take. Their salary levels were not realistic!

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    Can't see the problem, aren't they always saying they didn't go in to politics for the money , but to make a difference! Another little nugget they spin on us, is they could earn more in the private sector , so they can move if they're Not happy!

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    Ministers pay and expenses will be cut as will TDs pay and expenses.

    There isn`t one TD in Dail Eireann that could argue if pay & expenses were cut by 30%.

    And if they did complain

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    Will they ******************************.

    We'll sit back now and wait for FG super shill to come along and say that they have already taken a massive cut and they are worth it
    Stand there in silence, look up to the sky and remember how brave they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Tubbs View Post
    TDs, Senators and Ministers have already taken pay cuts of 15-20% of their pay and expenses. In percentage terms, this is far bigger than any pay or welfare cut inflicted on any other public servants or rates of social welfare.

    So by your bizarre logic, maybe they should get a pay increase, to bring themselves in line with the actual cuts that have been inflicted?
    why are td's of this tinpot nation paid more than 90% of their eu equals

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    Quote Originally Posted by patfitzbally View Post
    why are td's of this tinpot nation paid more than 90% of their eu equals
    lets compare
    what do you do , and what do you get paid for it ?
    "If we VOTE YES there will be no more austere budgets. Fact " Hammer, mayday 12'

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