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    Default A fair budget? No pain for them!

    Its being billed as a fair budget so they say.

    We must all feel the pain so they say.

    We must share the burden so they say.

    Well that's everyone except themselves of course! Brendin Howlin confirmed today in the independent that some of the best paid politicians in Europe wont be taking any cuts.

    Fair play to them for wearing the green jersey.

    IRELAND's politicians will retain their status as being among the best-paid political elites in Europe after next week's Budget, writes John Drennan.

    Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin confirmed that the salaries of TDs, ministers and the Taoiseach will not be touched. He said the salaries of the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and ministers are €200,000, €184,405 and €169,275 respectively.
    Politicians' 'elite' salaries will not be touched in Wednesday's Budget - National News - Independent.ie

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    It would be a big political PR exercise if Kenny cut the salaries of TD's by something like 5% and would bestow big political dividends but it seems that the short sighted approach of riding the gravy train before it stops has taken the agenda rather than looking to the next election, which is something they usually do in the good times. Odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutron View Post
    Its being billed as a fair budget so they say.

    We must all feel the pain so they say.

    We must share the burden so they say.

    Well that's everyone except themselves of course! Brendin Howlin confirmed today in the independent that some of the best paid politicians in Europe wont be taking any cuts.

    Fair play to them for wearing the green jersey.

    Politicians' 'elite' salaries will not be touched in Wednesday's Budget - National News - Independent.ie
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    What did you expect?

    Gilmore's advisers.
    Mark Garret salary (168,000 euro per annum) 90% above pay cap.
    Colm O Reardon salary (155,000 euro per annum) 70% above pay cap.
    Jean O'Mahoney salary (80,000 euro per annum)
    Niamh Sweeney salary (80,000 per annum)

    In June 2012, the Irish Examiner reported that Mr Gilmore’s senior press adviser and deputy government press secretary, Cathy Madden, saw her salary rise by €2,941 to €99,236.
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    Bit harsh there Neutron. If you can't afford to take a pay cut, you can't afford it.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/fine-ga...hil-hogan.html

    Oh and gross avatar Neutron.
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    Would prefer those on the social got cut more than the politicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycap View Post
    Would prefer those on the social got cut more than the politicans.
    Are you serious?

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    FG won't touch the rich, Labour won't touch the welfare , so middle Ireland , stand up strong cause it's a heavy cross we carry. We're like the marshmallow middle of a Kimberly biscuit , the part every one wants but not enough to go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andycap View Post
    Would prefer those on the social got cut more than the politicans.
    have another big slug of poitin there gobdaw you need it
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerben View Post
    FG won't touch the rich, Labour won't touch the welfare , so middle Ireland , stand up strong cause it's a heavy cross we carry. We're like the marshmallow middle of a Kimberly biscuit , the part every one wants but not enough to go around.
    Whilst I agree mostly with what you say dont forget that those families on welfare rely on Child benefit like anyone else and that is going to be slashed.

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