Act of defiance, In Ruthless cuts
By Anthony Connor
The Labour Party in an act of defiance, have refused point blank to reverse next months ruthless cuts to the one parent family benefit, thousands are to have their welfare payments slashed by up to €86. Around 6,400 one parent families will lose up to €36.50 per week and a further 4,500 will lose €57 per week.
In the same week The Labour Party disgracefully announced free GP care for children under the age of 6 only, a move excluding all other children of the state, they have also announced that one parent families can only claim for children until the age of 7, Anthony Connor of Direct Democracy Ireland this week stated, The Tanaiste Joan Burtons continuing attacks on the most venerable is not a surprise to many as, The Labour Party have lost any semblance of a party with socialist values. Hundreds of lone parents will be forced to give up their jobs because we have a major issue in this country with the high cost of childcare, the latest figures from the CSO (Central Statistics Office) indicate two-thirds of lone parents live in Poverty, even though half are working. And for Joan Burton to state “There may be some good news in the budget” is the warning signs of a give away budget in the wake of the General Election. And we hope people don’t get side tracked with the real issues and hold The Labour Party to account at the ballot box.
In the next General Election, Direct Democracy Ireland who are fully endorsing 1Yi (one year initiative) will be one the few Political Organisations/Parties offering to change the system, to a more fair and accountable way of govern, something alien to this country since 1937 when the provisions of Direct Democracy were removed from the Irish Constitution. Direct Democracy Ireland is not about Left or Right politics we are about balance and People.