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10 December 2009 Edition

Budget launches war on the poor and protects the wealthy

10 December 2009

WITH the announcement of Brian Lenihan's Budget, the Irish Government has declared war on the poor and those who cannot afford to live on less and has moved to protect the wealthy. Going into this budget the most crucial question that faced the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government was "Whose side are you on?" On Wednesday they gave their answer. As those on low and average incomes and dependent on welfare find themselves left to drown in debt, poverty and hardship, the Minister for Finance steers a lifeboat full of bankers, property developers, higher civil servants and the wealthy to safety. Free article

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