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Ordinary people are sick of all the political spin

Regarding the statement made by Minister Noonan “that the growing economy is inside the door of every house in the country”.

This shows the arrogance of this Government. Tell this to all the people living on the streets all over the country.

The families who have had their homes taken by the criminal bankers and the children who go to school hungry. I recently sent a registered letter to Joan Burton regarding my wages on a jobseekers scheme or a “jobseekers scam” created to give the impression that unemployment is down. I am 3 cents better off per week than if I was on the dole. What incentive to work?

Brecan Gahan

Beechfield Estate

Fermoy Co Cork.


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