Skip to comments.Why it can pay to earn less in Ireland: grants, pensions, medical cards
Posted on 10/29/2018 11:42:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Who doesnt love a pay rise? Or a windfall. Or a boost in the return of your savings or investments? Sometimes, however, depending on your circumstances, a marginal pay rise can cost you more than you might think.
Take a 5,000 pay rise, for example. The net return to you of this is just 2,400, or 216 a month, if youre a higher-rate taxpayer. And yet it could put you out of reach of getting a grant for third level, which could be worth about 72,000 for three children; from getting a medical card in your senescence, and discounted childcare.
Yes, most of us might prefer to have their own means to do as they wish with them, rather than depending on state benefits. But when you consider some of the thresholds for these often substantial benefits, it can make you stop and think.
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Same as in the US or any other modern welfare state.
You are controlled by the State. Don’t advance beyond your caste or there will be repercussions.
First they get people addicted to the benefits. Then the people become lazy slobs, dependent on the government. The the government controls speech and thought. Then the government changes to totalitarian and fascist. Then the few people who still have a mind ask how it happened.
While the Irish play around with being a welfare state they forgot to ask: if everybody is goofing off, who’s making the money to pay the tab?
They certainly do forget, until the jobs start disappearing again. Even worse, they’re eventually going to find out what being a vassal state of Germany really means, and they’ll forget all about those awful Brits.
Tall Poppy Syndrome.
We don’t want any of you getting too far ahead of any of the others. Cause that would be unequal and, UNFAIR!
My brother married into an Irish expat family. His father-in-law started a small construction business, busted his hump and did very well for himself.
He says his days of visiting Ireland are over. He is thoroughly disgusted with how lazy and Godless his ex-countrymen have become since Ireland joined the EU.
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