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Working Poor and Children Lose Out in Budget 2009 

Budget 2009 did not protect the vulnerable. The working poor and children lose out in Budget 2009. Other social welfare recipients will also be worse off in real terms in the coming year.

Working Poor and Children Lose Out in Budget 2009

Budget 2009 did not protect the vulnerable. The working poor and children lose out in Budget 2009. Other social welfare recipients will also be worse off in real terms in the coming year.

This happened despite the fact that the distribution of resources in Budget 2009 was very progressive with the only net beneficiaries being people in receipt of social welfare payments.

Social Justice Ireland's Budget Briefing

Budget lacks vision as banks escape and children are targeted

This Budget lacks a guiding vision.This in turn gives rise to some very serious problems.

The following statement was issued on November 12th, 2009 by the Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Lenihan, TD as the Government’s Pre-Budget Outlook was launched.

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