When asked about yesterday’s savage budgetary cuts affecting some of the most vulnerable in society along with stinging cuts in the public sector, Brian Cowen suggested that “Those who can pay the most will pay most, but no group can be sheltered” from the cutbacks. But yet there is no mention of pay cuts for elected representatives. It seems it still doesn’t rain in Dáil Eireann! This indicates that even now nothing has changed in the political system. If there is to be any sense of social justice even hinted at, the first thing that needs to happen is for politicians of all parties to demand, accept, and implement their own pay cuts. Step up now if you want to join the human race!
Cian O’ Callaghan