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    Mary Hanafin has been quoted in the Independent today ("Thousands seeking help as debts surge") as saying ... "We are seeing more and more people across the country experiencing financial difficulties -- whether they lost their job or been put on reduced working hours or have taken a reduction in pay. In the past year there has been a substantial increase in the number of new clients approaching the MABS service."

    OK, so she admits that people are suffering and need help. (Admittedly, she neglects to mention that most of the people are suffering directly because of the decisions and policies implemented by her Govt ... but no matter!).

    This is the same Mary Hanafin that is reported in todays Irish Times ("Hanafin warns of welfare cuts") as saying that there will be cuts in social welfare rates and changes in child benefit in the next budget. Minister Hanafin said that it would be “impossible” to look at ways at cutting public expenditure, without considering reducing social welfare payments. Hanafin is quoted as saying "I do accept that you cannot avoid cutting the social welfare budget ... There will undoubtedly be changes in child-benefit; there will undoubtedly be cuts in the social welfare budget."

    Right then. She is going to "help" those suffering people by cutting social welfare.

    Hmmm. How the f3uk will that help them!!!???!???

    What I object to is Hanafin talking out of both sides of her mouth like this. And how the fu3k can she have the nerve to say this and still support John O'Donoghue? And that other t0sser Dick Roche?

    She has always made me sick. She is typical FF scum and her and the rest of her rotten "pigs at the trough" party need to be delivered to political oblivion by whatever means necessary.

    And this needs to be done as soon as possible.
    SPN claims the massive pensions of ex-FF Ministers are "paid for by hungry children and sick people on trollies". SPN, does this also apply to ex-Green Ministers???

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    Any Minister who says

    'Unfortunately Irish people are living longer'


    cannot in fairness be accused of hypocrisy.

    She has told us exactly what she thinks of us.
    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair.

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    Well, she did claim to be a "Clinton Democrat", when her, and her entire family (particularly Des Hanafin) would make the Bush/Palin wing of the Republican Party blush.

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    Just saw this from SF:

    Sinn Féin has challenged the Minister for Social and Family Affairs
    Mary Hanafin to live on social welfare for a month
    after the Minister today confirmed that welfare rates will be cut in the
    upcoming budget.

    Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

    “Mary Hanafin’s announcement today, that the €21billion social welfare
    budget is ‘a huge drain on public finances’, revealed how our government
    prioritises its citizens. Committing the necessary funds to maintain an
    adequate standard of living a burden on the public finances according to
    this Government and should be cut.

    “Minister Hanafin has expressed that in her considerations she is
    looking for the system fairest to all before she takes the axe to the
    Social Welfare Budget. I challenge Minister Hanafin and her colleagues
    to make concerted efforts to live on social welfare for a month, to
    provide for a small family on the subsistence the State offers to
    families, to settle the range of debt that Irish people today have
    accumulated since the death of the Celtic Tiger, all on the welfare
    payments that the State provides.

    “Talking about Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS), the Minister
    said that young people between 25-40 have accumulated ‘debt all over the
    place that needs to be managed, needs to be controlled’. Following on
    from this the Minister warned of Social Welfare cuts. Where is the
    logical reasoning here? In the same breath the Minister talks about the
    diverse range of debt that has accumulated and then wants to cut the
    main form of subsistence that most of these people have.

    “Putting more staff in MABS will not resolve the underlying problem.
    The increase in MABS staff is welcome as they will help struggling
    families to manage their money. However, the Minister has confirmed
    that she will be making their jobs much tougher by cutting the main
    source of income that their clients have to manage.

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    More adult politics from PSF, I see.
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    Hanafin spinning this on Today FM now ...
    SPN claims the massive pensions of ex-FF Ministers are "paid for by hungry children and sick people on trollies". SPN, does this also apply to ex-Green Ministers???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSkinner View Post
    More adult politics from PSF, I see.
    And we suppose that the antics you get up to constitute 'adult politics' ? If anyone is saying that those on welfare can take a cut, it is very reasonable to ask them to do want they expect others to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopi watcher View Post
    And we suppose that the antics you get up to constitute 'adult politics' ? If anyone is saying that those on welfare can take a cut, it is very reasonable to ask them to do want they expect others to do.
    1. Stop stalking me from thread to thread. You can't imagine how undignified you look.
    2. Asking people what they expect others to do is not the same as ordering the Minister to live on social welfare for a month.
    3. Are you capable of addressing the points people raise as opposed to the straw men that populate the interior of your head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCSkinner View Post
    1. Stop stalking me from thread to thread. You can't imagine how undignified you look.
    2. Asking people what they expect others to do is not the same as ordering the Minister to live on social welfare for a month.
    3. Are you capable of addressing the points people raise as opposed to the straw men that populate the interior of your head?
    Don't flatter yourself. Guys that think and act like you must always be challenged. The Minister is not being 'ordered' to do anything. Those on welfare don't have such power. What it is reasonable to do is to ask that she live on the dole for a month so that she can experience for herself what it is like and then any decison with regard to it will be made full in the knowledge of the impact it would have on those on welfare.

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    That's not reasonable - it's puerile and achieves nothing, as you well know.
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