Medical Card Theft.
And the departure of Finian McGrath could yet be followed by walkouts from fellow independents Michael Lowry and Jackie Healy-Rae, as the unsinkable coalition put together by Bertie Ahern begins to fall apart.
The exit of the independents would significantly boost the Green party's strength in the coalition, with their support now vital to the very survival of the government."
That was from the Indo. REVOLT! (quite frankly this situation is only going to get worse.)
Driving back from the airport this morning- Good morning texter JL Pagano!- I was really fucked off to hear an 83 year-old man on Newstalk radio tell of how he was travelling down from Galway to attend a protest in Dublin over Brian Lennihan's decision to take medical cards off the over 70s. It was absolutely SICKENING to hear the fear and despair in his voice as he fretted about whether he or his good lady wife might cope without the card. That he felt he had no OPTION but to take his health in his own hands and travel from one side of the country to the other to fight.
Lennihan said he was going to protect the vulnerable. Well who on earth is more vulnerable than old folk trying to get by on a pension? What was his thinking in this? Eleven years of unprecedented financial gains and now when the belts need to be tightened slightly why should the old take the brunt?
Kevin Myers was on Newstalk yesterday prattling on about how many old folk were 'millionaires' since many of them had bought their homes back in the 60s ergo they didn't deserve to be granted medical cards. Myself and the Paramour could only shake our heads at this kind of bollocks. On paper it's easy to be a millionaire I suppose. Certainly it's easy to be a mindless booby.
Most people of a certain age are trying to get by, if they have managed over the years-after paying Christ knows what in tax and raising families- to set aside some money for their golden years then they should not be punished for that. Old fold did not dig us into the current crisis, they should not be made dig us out.
For shame FF, for crying shame.
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