Save Child Benefit

On April 7th 2009, Finance Minister Brian Lenihan announced that in January 2010, child benefit may or may not be taxed or means tested due to the current economic climate. The parents of Ireland have already been hit hard by taxes and the removal of essential benefits and now a universal payment, traditionally paid to the mother of the child, is now under threat. We, the parents of Ireland, are disgusted at these plans. We are calling on the Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan and the Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin to scrap this ridiculous idea. Not only will they be hitting the middle income families who are already losing â


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    sandra delaney, Ireland

    6 years ago Comments: you wont get money back into the economy by taking it away from everyone. how do i put money back in the coffers if i havent got it to spend by doing something like this, you are affecting my childrens lives in a way you might think doesnt matter but soon we will have widespread poverty in ireland, just imagine. And dont say not everyone is going to lose it because its means tested. means testing will take it from the majority of the population as it doesnt take main household expenditure into account such as car tax, insurance, groceries, gasbills, electricity bills and the general cost of living in ireland. please, please dont turn an already terrifying future here into an even worse one.
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    sarah brown, Ireland

    6 years ago
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    Yvonne O Halloran, Ireland

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