Too few earners being asked to carry the ever-increasing burden of financing the State

Too few earners being asked to carry the ever-increasing burden of financing the State

In the last few days, the Government has begun rolling out increases in social welfare payments for 1.3 million people. Payments, like the pension and the dole, are going up by €5 a week, in what will cost €301m. Increases for pensioners are justified on the basis that they have lived through periods of hyper inflation, punishing income tax rates and sky-high mortgage interest rates. It will help them to live with dignity and independence.

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