Over a million Irish people will experience cuts from today to social welfare and child benefit payments, as the Government bails out fraudulent bank's offshore bondholders, with billions in Budget 2011 cutbacks. More than a million jobseekers, disability, lone parents, carers, disability recipients, the ill, parents and maternity or adoptive benefits will be cut as of today in their weekly payments.
The elderly are now being discarded as useless garbage to capitalism and profit in Ireland. With high unemployment the “new Irish norm,” more and more people are regarded as useless and disposable rubbish by the IMF/EU owned Irish corporate state. This efficiency requirement of the new IMF Irish economy, demands cutting old-age state pensions and health care, making it easier to scrap, useless older workers. A recent study published, shows Men living in the poorest parts of the Irish scum state, live over four years less than in more affluent areas, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Another 600,000 families, who are in receipt of child benefit for 1.15 million children, will see cuts over the course of this month. Several hundred thousand people who are out of work and will have an €8 per week cut in their allowance.Illness, health, injury, widow’s allowance, one-parent family and disability allowance will be cut by the same amount. Child benefit will be reduced by €10 per month while payments for a third child will by cut by €20 per month.
Destroying social services affects all of the Irish economy by increasing unemployment, pushing down wages and benefits further. This will all be spun by the Irish corporate media under the rubric of “personal responsibility,” and will continue to succeed while opposition is weak, divided and ignorant in the Irish scum state. The mega-rich meanwhile will continue to benefit from tax-cuts and privileged treatment in the process, as the social sector of Irish society is thus disposed, resulting in higher corporate profits as wages and benefits are cut more and more deeply. The mainstream Irish corporate media with censorship and their spin doctors will keep the population fooled.
THE CUTS SOCIAL WELFARE AND CHILD BENEFIT
Jobseekers benefit and allowance cut by €8 to €188
Illness/health and safety/injury benefits cut by €8 to €188
Widows’/Widowers’ contributory pension cut by €8 to €193.50 while the non contributory pension is cut by €8 to €188
Carer’s benefit cut by €8 to €205
Disablement pension cut by €8 to €219
Death benefit pension cut by €8 to €218.50
One parent family payment cut by €8 to €188
Supplementary welfare allowance cut by €10 to €186
Carer’s allowance cut by €8 to €204
Disability allowance/blind pension cut by €8 to €188
Maternity benefit/adoptive benefits cut by €8 to a minimum rate of €217.80, maximum rate is cut to €262.
Guardian’s payment cut by €8 to €161
One child cut by €10 to €140
Two children cut by €20 to €280
Three children cut by €40 to €447
Four children cut by €50 to €624
On top of all of this the forthcoming attack on Irish pensions after the coming election and the emptying of all Irish state pension funds, used as collateral to bailout the fraudulent bank's bondholders, is another robbery of the foolish ordinary Irish workers in the pipeline, with the help of corporate sponsored candidates, already handpicked from Fine Gael and Labour to do the dirty work of their sponsors. So while Ireland is cleaning out the last euro of its state-run pension funds for the fraudulent banksters, other countries such as Bolivia, China, South-east Asia and Venezuela are increasing funds for old-age pensions in recent years.
The Irish household picture is bad with family income shrinking daily in real terms. The poverty rate is climbing rapidly, with more and more home mortgages in delinquency or foreclosure. Real unemployment rates have exploded with a lot of people who have given up looking for work in futile circumstances. Household debt has become staggering, suicide is climbing, yet the Irish scum state media mafia is still succeeding in keeping the opinion makers and general population in the dark.or pliable.
The Irish political establishment the most right wing in Europe, has consistently fought for policies that involve weakening labour, with its attacks on workers, teachers, freezing the pay of government workers, driving down wages, letting unemployment rise, squeezing social services and benefits, all to transfer more wealth upward.
The rich are profiting in many ways off this manufactured crisis; from the bubble itself originally, during the bailout, to government bonds being sold to them with huge in-built profit margins, to finance the bailout. Putting Irish state-pensions on the hatchet block with the complicity of Fine Gael and Labour politicians after the next election, will give them a further opportunity yet again, to profit from the same crisis and the misery of the people of no property. Ireland's most vulnerable children are missing out on basic services while living in extreme poverty, a recent study has revealed.
If debt was the real problem, then the off-shore bondholders, most of them in the City of London, merchant bankers with huge profits, should take the haircut, because they took the risk. By their own basic rule book of honour among thieves, now torn up, that’s how their capitalism system is supposed to work. All of this manufactured Irish misery like the former Irish famine, is to raid Ireland of it state pensions, its children's allowances, etc., etc., to pay off mega-rich bondholders, merchant bankers and huge bonuses for the City of London. Do not be fooled by this 8 billion from Britain to help poor Ireland, most of the money will wind up in mega rich British players in the City of London and most of the bank account to begin with in Anglo Irish Bank were the wealthy British establishment.
This manufactured crisis restores the old order, of old money in Ireland. According to the State of the Nation's Children's Report; Ireland 2010, the percentage of children in consistent poverty has increased significantly in recent years, with a 24% rise in families with dire needs in social housing. Ireland's most vulnerable children are missing out basic services, while living in extreme poverty, a recent study also revealed. These fabricated cuts over Social Security and Government spending on transport and medical services, all combine to crush state workers, meaning more unemployment, much lower wage demands and of course the age old solution since the famine, exporting the problem with forced emigration of those few remaining spirited Irish souls.