South Tipperary Independent TD Mattie McGrath has hit out at the Government for once again savagely hitting the low and middle income families in this Country.
“These low and middle income families who are going out to work every day, struggling to pay their way are once again hit with taxes and cuts irrespective of their income. They will now be faced with Property tax based on Market value, irrespective of income, Child Benefit cut by €10 per child, irrespective of income, Motor tax up approx. €50, irrespective of income, Drugs Payment Scheme contribution increased to €144 from €132, irrespective of income, increase of €250 Per year for the next three years in Student Registration fees and every worker will have to pay approx. €264 PA extra in PRSI” said Deputy McGrath
“How can we expect families many of whom are in massive mortgage debt to pay a property tax on the market value of their family home, irrespective of their income? How can we cut the income of low to middle income working people when so many are struggling? Where are these families going to get the money to meet these extra costs? It no longer pays low income workers to go to work.” continued McGrath
“This is just the start of it. I am sure when further details emerge in the coming days; low to middle income families are once again the big losers in the budget” concluded McGrath