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    Default Who are the most vulnerable?

    We always hear about "the vulnerable".
    They are always used as a weapon in political wrangling.

    So who are they?

    I have heard it said over time that the following cohorts are "Most vulnerable" or among the "Most vulnerable"

    The Unemployed
    The Elderly
    Children
    Homosexuals
    Mortgage holders
    Prisoners
    Drug Addicts
    Sick children
    Mentally Ill people
    Blind people
    People in Hospital
    Women
    Abuse victims
    Travellers
    Self employed
    Non national minorities
    Carers
    PAYE workers
    Students

    The government obviously think that the elite civil servants, banking overlords and bondholders are the most vulnerable while the opposition think that PAYE workers are.
    After all the opposition claim that this budget is hardest on the vulnerable, the government say that the vulnerable are protected.
    That is the default argument of every budget.

    So who do the vulnerable think they are? and more importantly - who do you think they are?
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    It's a wishy-washy term to hide behind, and can mean whoever is convenient at the time.
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    There are vulnerable people in every sector of Irish society.

    Some possibly earning more than €70,000 and up to their tonsils in debt etc....

    If debt wasn`t there it would be easier to identify the most vulnerable but your list would be accurate.

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    No. Completely incorrect.

    The Anglo Bondholders are the most vulnerable.

    That is why the welfare money that they are scheduled to receive gets ringfenced first.

    That is why there are never any cutbacks, taxes, or levies.

    That is why the EU insists on their interests being first on the list.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    The Elderly
    Children
    Sick children
    Mentally Ill people
    Blind people
    People in Hospital
    -----
    -----
    -----
    -----
    -----
    Carers
    ----
    ----

    The above are vulernable. The others are just living here.

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    Updated op
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    Those who want to kill themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnout View Post
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    The Elderly
    Children
    Sick children
    Mentally Ill people
    Blind people
    People in Hospital
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    -----
    -----
    -----
    -----
    Carers
    ----
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    The above are vulernable. The others are just living here.
    This. I don't think anyone would begrudge these groups any money. No matter how bad things are.
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    The vulnerable are simply those at risk. How do people become at risk? Maybe by being hammered by an inept government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schomberg View Post
    This. I don't think anyone would begrudge these groups any money. No matter how bad things are.
    A small group of prominant irish men and women begrudge them. They issued a budget yesterday that targetted most of the people on that list.
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