Micháel Martin wants to harvest votes form 80,000 so called front-line workers which includes Gardai, Nurses, and Emergency Medical Technicians.
Michaél wants to pretend that the State does not need to cut the wages of Frontline Shift workers
by so much, even though they are making a fortune from shift allowance and overtime.
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Michael thinks it is very dangerous to be a Garda and that they are a special case, implying that there is some way to avoid cutting their pay. Actually it is more dangerous to be a farmer than a Garda!
Michael wants to look after the Gardai as so many of them vote for Fianna Fáil. The logical outcome of Michael's position is that more must be cut form public sector workers who do not get premium pay if he is to avoid cutting premium pay for shift-workers.
Michael has also forgoten he was second in command to Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen when they wrecked the State and it's finances.