Fine Gael candidate for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Thursday) encouraged workers in Dun Laoghaire to check out Fine Gael’s new online income calculator, which demonstrates how much better off they will be as a result of the Party’s plans to make work pay. You can access the calculator at www.finegael.ie/calculator to see how much you will benefit.
“Every worker in Dun Laoghaire will be better off as a result of Fine Gael’s plans to make work pay. Our top priority is to make work pay more than welfare, to help create more jobs and to keep the recovery going. Putting more money in people’s pockets will households and businesses across Dun Laoghaire.
“I know that workers in Dun Laoghaire want to be able to take home more of their hard earned money. When the USC was introduced by Fianna Fáil, it decimated local people’s packets. High personal taxes are bad for job creation and bad for economic growth.
“Fine Gael is committed to abolishing the USC, committing to sensible and affordable increases in the minimum wage, and introducing a new Working Family Payment to help make work pay for low income families.
“Fine Gael will also introduce a range of worker-friendly measures which will benefit families in Dun Laoghaire, such as making childcare more affordable, which will ensure that people get to take home more from their pay packet.
“Abolishing the USC will help us to deliver on our target to create an extra 200,000 jobs by 2020. Fine Gael has a strong track record on the economy and now we can have Long Term Economic Plan which will spread the recovery and create opportunities for people right across Dun Laoghaire.”