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Thread: FG TD says "The needs of people with intellectual disabilities are being sacrificed on the altar of the Croke Park Agreement.

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    Default FG TD says "The needs of people with intellectual disabilities are being sacrificed on the altar of the Croke Park Agreement.

    Surprising that this has gone unreported elsewhere, just found it on a google search:

    Within the Article FG TD Brian Walsh is quoted saying "The needs of people with intellectual disabilities are being sacrificed on the altar of the Croke Park Agreement.”

    Brothers of Charity forced to pay thousands in increments despite looming cuts

    Whilst Brian Walsh TD in this instance is referring to people with intellectual disabilities, presumably the same applies across the board for all services to the vulnerable and indeed all services. He is pretty scathing on CPA, which makes one wonder what Minister Howlin was up to earlier this week.
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    Just as well Minister Howlin is intending on extending the CPA, gravy train rolls on, champagne socialism at its best.

    Labour are a sick joke, Howlin, Gilmore, Quinn, Burton, just looking after their own cronies.

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    A rational new government would review all of the services which government needs to deliver to its people, add in the things which the State does better even if they are merely desirable and work out the most cost effective way of delivering them. Instead it accepts that state workers are unsackable and funds work for them to do whether they are involved in a necessary service or not. Then if there is money left over after paying them, pensioners, public and adopted debt; it funds services to their constituents.

    Those will intellectual disabilities are low down that priority list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudna View Post
    Within the Article FG TD Brian Walsh is quoted saying "The needs of people with intellectual disabilities are being sacrificed on the altar of the Croke Park Agreement.
    So, would Brian Walsh TD be willing to add a new tax band on himself and other similarly well-off people of a quarter of one per cent in order to provide funding for needs of people with intellectual disabilities?

    Does he spend even fifteen hours per week in the Dail or on committee work? I'd love to see his wages per hour worked. I am willing to bet they are far, far above the highest-paid person in Ireland who works face-to-face with people with intellectual disabilities.

    It's a bit like the Pope criticising another person for his lack of sexual conquests.

    So he cares enough to sacrifice the incomes of other people, but not enough to pay an extra penny himself.

    Wow, what a humanitarian. He's such a giver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudna View Post
    . He is pretty scathing on CPA, which makes one wonder what Minister Howlin was up to earlier this week.
    No need to wonder. The PS will vote for Labour and will keep the party afloat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feargach View Post
    So, would Brian Walsh TD be willing to add a new tax band on himself and other similarly well-off people of a quarter of one per cent in order to provide funding for needs of people with intellectual disabilities?

    So he cares enough to sacrifice the incomes of other people, but not enough to pay an extra penny himself.

    Wow, what a humanitarian. He's such a giver.
    To be fair, we don't know that that's the case. Maybe it is, but I don't thinks he's come out and said as much.
    A few weeks before my grandfather died, he started dipping his feet in a bucket of lard.
    He went downhill very fast after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feargach View Post
    So, would Brian Walsh TD be willing to add a new tax band on himself and other similarly well-off people of a quarter of one per cent in order to provide funding for needs of people with intellectual disabilities?

    So he cares enough to sacrifice the incomes of other people, but not enough to pay an extra penny himself.

    Wow, what a humanitarian. He's such a giver.
    Did you not read the link?
    The complaint is that while services are being cut, that (automatic) incremental pay rises still have to be paid. There is no mention if tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    Did you not read the link?
    The complaint is that while services are being cut, that (automatic) incremental pay rises still have to be paid. There is no mention if tax.
    Precisely. The fat cats are being given more cream.

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    The altar of the bondholders is demanding far more of a sacrifice than any increments paid in the PS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    Did you not read the link?
    The complaint is that while services are being cut, that (automatic) incremental pay rises still have to be paid. There is no mention if tax.
    So the agreement entered into by the government should be defaulted upon unilaterally? Should we do likewise to our international creditors?
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