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GIMME GIMME GIMME

Politicians at the Northern Ireland Assembly are to get a pay rise of nearly 5,000 from April 2013, 108 MLAs will get an 11% increase to 48,000.
MLAs basic pay is currently 43,101
MLAs who are committee chairs get another 11,331
Deputy chairs get an extra 5,667
While the rest of us go without.
NOT TOO BAD EH!
It will be funded by a reduction in MLA office expenses which are being cut from 75,857 to 69,238.
At a time when the country is in recession and thousands of people are out of work, many struggling to pay their bills, the elderly wondering how they are going to heat their homes, we have these greedy politicians taking a pay rise.


DISGUSTING PIGS!

One MLA in particular thinks this is a great idea, Greedy South Belfast Alliance MLA Anna Lo. Hong Kong born Lo said: I think a pay rise for MLAs is justified. Our pay has been fixed since 2003, so the proposed increase will work out at 1% over 10 years. Its just not the right time when people are losing jobs and homes and graduates cant find work.
Its not the right time! well she got that right at least, but she will still take the money, as will her party colleague, the equally Greedy East Belfast MLA, Judith Cochrane, who was on the Nolan show immediately the news broke, defending her big fat pay increase.
DON'T FORGET FOLKS, YOU, THE PUBLIC VOTED THEM IN!
WHAT AN INSULT TO THE PEOPLE OF NORTHERN IRELAND!
I wonder what her constituents think about this?

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