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Social Welfare Bastardisation, Budget 2012

  1. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    It is fantastic to listen to people complain about those on social welfare, every single person in this country from Judges, Barristers, Politicians down to the lowest socio-economic position in this country have benefited from Social Welfare payments all their life (Children’s Allowance).

    Everyone in this country including millionaires and tax exiles have benefited and continue to benefit from social welfare payments each month (children’s allowance). This is the greatest bastardisation of the social welfare system in the history of the state.

    Each year tens of millions of social welfare payments are collectively paid to the most financially better of people in Ireland, so called charity CEOs on salaries/expenses claims of 300K get social welfare payments (children allowance), politicians with extensive property portfolios/200K salaries/expenses claims for everything from meals to travel/ receive social welfare each month, Judges on 300K/expenses and so forth receive social welfare each month (Children’s Allowance).

    The family and friends of these millionaires are paid social welfare each month. So who is it that is pointing the finger at those on social welfare? Is it the hypocrites, the liars, the tabloid rags, the greedy, the deviant, the criminal, the corrupt or is it all of the above.

    Our social welfare system was set up to help those who have financial difficulties, the disabled, the elderly, the infirm, the redundant, it was never meant to pay for the wives of millionaires to get their legs waxed, their hair styled, their fur coat cleaned.

    Ireland must look at itself with a critical eye, it may make the middle-classes feel good about themselves by pointing their finger at the poor and dispossessed, it may make the right wing deviants feel good about themselves by talking about the little people while turning a blind eye to the corruption and the criminality of those sitting closest to them, however, it’s time for change.

    It is time to do with the hypocrites what we have done with the Catholic Church, expose them, expose the millionaire’s wives who are getting social welfare each month (Children’s Allowance), while children starve on our streets, while children are molested because we don’t have the money to provide social workers, while children are homeless, while children are taking their own life because they can see no hope.

    It’s time to end the bastardistion of our social welfare system by hypocrites and liars, let the millionaire’s wives pay for their own wax job or hair do, let the Judges reflect on their own social welfare payments, rather than criticise those before them for being on social welfare. If Ireland could export hypocrisy we would be the richest nation in the world.

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    I'll admit, I raised an eyebrow at the Children's Allowance when it was explained to me. It did appear to be simply gravy money for some income levels. I assumed I didn't have a full grasp on it and reserved comment.

    Good luck fighting that. It sounds like a foolish waste of tax dollars to dole out money to those not in need of help.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    Thanks for that Emile, that is how it works, Millionaires get it paid every month the same as a lone mother on minimum wage, all paid exactly the same amount of Child Allowance sad

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image61
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds more like communism than socialism.

  4. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 6 years ago

    The ruling elite like it very much that so many think that socialism is evil. They think they should own it all. It's not the government that
    does it, it's them.