Poll reveals anger at pension levy

Poll reveals anger at pension levy

A new poll reveals "intense anger" at the government's decision to raid private pension funds to pay for its new jobs initiative.

The Sunday Independent - Quantum Research poll shows that 64% of people believe the Government was wrong to introduce the 0.6% private pensions levy.

More than half said the levy should also be paid by public sector workers.

Some 69% do not believe the initiative will create thousands of jobs, as promised by Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

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