As media speculation intensifies that child beneift is to be cut by 10%, members of PACUB (Protest Against Child Unfriendly Budget) will gather outside Buswell's hotel on Wednesday next at 5.30pm. PACUB is urging fellow parents and members of the public who support their campaign against cuts to child benefit to join them.
We believe the government have choices and options in this budget that would avoid the need to target children. We have seen that via the budget submissions from Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein. Instead of investigating ways around cutting child benefit, this government seems obsessed with cutting the only remaining government support that helps families with the cost of raising children.
Anyone who is not in the vicinity of Dublin but who would like to support this campaign are asked to blow their car horn at 5.30pm and to ensure that they visit the consitutency offices of the TDs - especially FF and Greens to express their concerns about the cuts. More information is available from the PACUB Facebook group or you can email email@example.com.