Re: Government gearing up to cut social welfare- Joan Burton wants to monitor 'suspicioius bank accounts'
Nobody condones social welfare fraud, but when I claimed under 24s job seekers allowance, I had people visiting my home, rummaging through my bank account documents, interrogating my parents and asking all kinds of questions about my means and expenses before I got it. The banks, dodgy developers. and Oireachtas are the ones who caused this crisis and exacerbate it day after day, but they get away with blue murder (€200,000 p/a stipend for NAMA'd developers anyone?) and have been given a legal carte blanche to do so by a complicit government, who placate their well off middle-class voters by going after the likes of me and the other 460,000 odd people on the dole today.
'Money could be saved' by increasing corporation tax, nationalising our state assets, immediately freezing and confiscating assets in the IFSC and burning the senior bondholders. Cutting dole makes no difference to the deficit.
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'Our goal is to conquer state power for the Irish working class'
Pat Rabitte, 1987
"Can I ask whether this is what the men of 1916 died for: a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side?"
Michael Noonan, November 2010