HI there, I'll be on local radio tomorrow discussing child benefit, lets try and get those few extra signatures to bring the total to 28,000, this petition will be presented to Joan's crew in Social protection if not to Joan herself (hopefully) so please keep sharing and getting people to join in and try and stop the Government from cutting child benefit and tearing families apart. Thank you, Annemarie.
wot time u on annemarie?
oh sometime after 9am hun....
Well done Annemarie!
great stuff we have exceeded 28,000 signatures!!!
You're great AM not sitting and moaning but standing up and doing something well done you
what radios station Annemarie and I will tune in online?
Well done Anne Marie for been the voice of the people who need this benefit... hope this so call government listen... what time are you on air???
Some time after 9am AM...hopefully I won't get all nervous and jumble up my words....in which case I'll be in the first pub I see open by 11am!!!
yet again attacking the most vunerable in society...it's time we took action..i've had enough and am sure everyone that has signed this has too....
I emailed numerous Ministers about this petition and not one of them replied....I even sent Joan Burton a copy of the signatures....nothing...the only person who replied was David Norris and pledged his support...sickening it is....
goes to show Annemarie that they don't care what people of Ireland think but when they want a vote it is a different story!!
fair play to david norris...he has manners to reply...
We shud march outside the dail so we can b heard at least we can say we tried cz if we do nothing we cant complain. Im in if anyone else wants to just organise a day tat suits everyone. It worked when people marched outside for the snas :/
Yes Aoife a lot of people are suggesting that its definitely something I would like to do...we could bring the petition with us on the day...
Yes I wud definitely am always looking for a march to join. U need someone wit loads friends all over start spreading xxx
Only a few people have liked this status girls taught more wud but the budget will b here in no time and nothing will b done about it and everyone will still b giving out :/
i think they should cut the ones that are married
Kim no offence but being married dosn't necessarily mean that you are automatically better off...I'm married, but I was once a single Mother and I understand fully the plight of single Mothers but I can assure you now that I'm married it dosn't mean that I'm much better off especially in the current climate.....means test by all means there are married couples out there making huge sums a year that don't need the child benefit but I can assure you I'm not one of them and neither are the majority of people I know in a relationship or married!
No Kim I think it should be mean test.. So the people who don't need it or collect it every month and put it into saving.. Shouldn't have it.. And leave the people that need it alone... A.K.A.. me and you...
ok i hear what use are saying and i get ur point so i agree with what use r saying
always the poor get robbed.
rich people have kids too. should be means tested
The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, 'CHERISHING ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE NATION EQUALLY', and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government..........This is a part of the Proclamation of 1916. Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally. We should never Target the children for it is...
The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty,equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, 'CHERISHING ALL THE CHILDREN OF THE NATION EQUALLY', and oblivious of the differences carefully fostered by an alien Government..........This is a part of the Proclamation of 1916. Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally. We should never Target the children for it is Not their fault that they were born into wealth. But the rich must be taxed !
The citizens in Ireland are far from treated equally in today's society. do you mean their family allowance should be taxed or the rate of tax for high earners should go up?
so we will get a child rights referendum, and then they will take away the right not to live in poverty. I will be voting Yes however it will be a meaning less vote.
I know Martin it makes no sense.....the current Government make no sense at all....
O they make sense, to bankers and the very rich who messed up this country. They simply expect us to pay for it.
Martin O'Sullivan Its a double edged sword alright......if I were one of the very rich people in this country I'd be frightened that one day really really soon I would have to try and bail out the country on my own because the rest of us will be living in poverty!
Lads I think we should try and high light this group on one of the radio stations or indeed lots of them what do yes think? I mean since 4pm yesterday and its now 8.30am we have almost 5000 signatures! would be great to get a bit of exposure and get some bigwigs behind us? what do yes think? a few texts/emails to some of the bigger radio stations? I'm working today but tomorrow I'll be bombarding them myself, we have to be heard!
Hi Anne Marie. I'm involved with people before profit in cork and have a few contacts in media. However they're sick of my voice and me giving out. If you FB your contact details I'll write press release to them. I'd suggest it be done every day; they get loads, so if you bombard them they're likely to respond. How about sending the petition to politicians and if the don't sign, publicly ask them why? Sen Norris might publicly back this if you ask him and the media love anything he's...
Hi Anne Marie. I'm involved with people before profit in cork and have a few contacts in media. However they're sick of my voice and me giving out. If you FB your contact details I'll write press release to them. I'd suggest it be done every day; they get loads, so if you bombard them they're likely to respond. How about sending the petition to politicians and if the don't sign, publicly ask them why? Sen Norris might publicly back this if you ask him and the media love anything he's involved with. Thanks for setting it up. I'll spread the word! Great to see like minded moms out there!!
tried to message you on FB hun but couldn't left a message on your page so hopefully you'll get that! x
this is my email address [email protected]
Take the money that's needed from the wealthy,and get rid of the croke park deal that protects the public sector workers!!!thats why the ordinary joe soap is being screwed cause they are untouchable!!!leave child benefit alone!!!
well said Maura! Things are bad enough for parents of young children out there without more cuts!
How dare they tell us how to spend it! It's all for our children's benefit whether its saved for college or used for mortgage!
TDs are earning enough to be well set up too.
Don't start me !!!!!!!!
Public sector workers are struggling too as most are not on huge salaries like the untouchable consultants bringing in their private patients when public ones are waiting in hospital beds !!!!!!!
they would be better off going after the people living abroad using an Irish address & not giving one cent of their money here..
ursela i totally agree!!!
Tanx Helen it's so annoying the amount of people using their parent's addresses that don't live here & the Non-Nationals that never gave one cent here entitled to it without any questions & us having to nearly beg for it ALL WRONG I think anyway
please god the government make the right decision for our children and not for their greed!!
OUR Children don't count Helen they are the one's that will suffer b4 this petition I've sent umpteen letters about the amount of Bogus people claiming child benefit & they didn't do a thing to rectify it but I assure you us REAL parent's in our own country will be the 1st people they hit with this fiasco..Time to look abroad first thats their answer
i agree with you too,hoe many people that dont live here but claim this money,find them and stop it
5% of Irish citizens have 135 billion euro in Irish banks and pay no tax what ever to the Irish state, because they have moved there business abroad and only live in Ireland part of the year to avoid paying taxes. These are the people that sit down with our government and advise them on how to run our country.Our politicians are sycophants to these 5% rich and powerful tax dodgers .
Dead right Jeremiah & the brains behind all this scam is allowing this elusive tax band like loads of authors & musicians here live SCOT FREE & yet all their money is located abroad..Time I either start writing crap like some of them or Sing like crap like the others I will be very very rich indeed..This country is full of artists..YUP SCAM ARTISTS
well with respect I'm well aware we are all born somewhere BUT ur missing the point it's about thousands of Bogus people using Irish addresses & DO NOT live here yet are claiming C.A. nothing to do with other countries or employment abroad thats not my point..I know people using their parents addresses to claim maybe US Irish are sick of being grateful to the un-grateful!!
IMHO the problem isn't people abroad claiming it. Its billionaire bondholders that wrecked the economy and their servants in the Dail. Their are of course a few billionaires who also don't actually live abroad but claim to and avoid tax. If we buy into that red herring put out by the government and the media (most of which is owned by those billionaires) then we only allow them to divide and rule when ordinary working people and the poor need to stand in solidarity no matter where they were born.
Enda Kenny just came out there and said, when asked about cutting the child benefit 'we don't have money to throw around' and said we shouldn't forget that this country is in financial dire straits.....what the hell does that have to do with the children of this country? and seriously 'throw around' think more along the lines of helping to feed/clothe/school our kids since your ensuring that while wages are stagnant everything else is going up! cloud cuckoo land he lives in I'm sure of it! ;(
Thanks Marie, just looking into how I'm going to get all these signatures up to that crowd up in dublin...if I could manage it all I'd like to hand it in personally...they need to know how angry and frightened people really are...they don't seem to have a clue!
he had 18.1 Billion to throw at Bond Holders this year alone
I know Paul its a disgrace, shameful.....picking on the vulnerable in Society seems to be this Governments main agenda.....keep sharing, inviting friends to sign as I will be presenting this petition to those that need to know the real truth!
do they even care how angry and frightened people are ???
they threw the money around,now expect us to suffer,its no better than an alcoholic father drinking the families money then beating them when theres no dinner!!!
Well we can either moan and groan and do nothing or do something, anything to show them how we feel.....I don't know if it will change anything but I'm not sitting back and doing nothing anymore...
Why not hand them in at the protest against the budget,
Gov Have Money For AIB And There Own Huge Wages . Top People Bleeding This Country Snow White,
they shit on us the people because they can get away with it