The second that silly season finished and the Dail was back in session, various members of the current Government returned to their obnoxious and irresponsible practice of kite flying to test public reaction to hypothetical cuts as we hurtle towards Budget 2013. Continue reading Leave child benefit alone. Tax maternity benefit instead.
From 8 – 17 October 2012, 10 Irish Parenting Bloggers lent their voices to a campaign to prevent Government cuts to child benefit payments. They shared ten perspectives on the impact that a cut to these payments would have on Irish families lives. You can read the background and all ten posts here:
Ten of us Irish Parenting Bloggers are none too impressed with the suggestion that child benefit will be cut in the upcoming budget. In fact, we’re damn right upset about it. So in response, we’re staging a #BlogMarch!
Starting today, we will be taking turns to publish one blog post each over the next ten days to highlight the negative impact that child benefit cuts will have and we’re appealing to the Government to rethink this drastic and far-reaching strategy. My post will be on Wednesday but first up today is Child Benefit Stole My Child’s Allowance on The Irish Rhymes.
Please do check back here on a daily basis to read the other posts from the group.
If you’d like to lend your support, you can sign the online petition here.
You can also share your thoughts with us on Twitter at #BlogMarch and Like our Facebook page.
Day 1: The Irish Rhymes – Child Benefit Stole My Child’s Allowance
Day 2: The Clothesline – Stuck in the Middle – No to Child Benefit Cuts
Day 3: Mind The Baby – Leave Child Benefit Alone. Tax Maternity Benefit Instead
Day 4: Dreaming Aloud – Down to the Bare Bones – Cutting (the fat) of Child Benefit
Day 5: The Daily Muttering – Hands Off My Childrens Allowance
Day 6: Kate Take 5 – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Day 7: Wholesome Ireland – Let Them Eat Cake
Day 8: Meetmums – March Against Cuts to Child Benefit
Day 9: The Serious Wagon – That’s Fighting Talk
Day 10: Mama.ie – You Do The Maths!