Squeezed mid­dle should get re­ward

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Letters -

Sir — Bren­dan Burgess (Sun­day In­de­pen­dent, Septem­ber 10) has popped his head over the para­pet and sim­ply stated what the dogs on the street (aka the squeezed mid­dle) are say­ing ev­ery day to each other — re­ward work and re­ward ef­forts to get work.

Our fam­ily fi­nances were dev­as­tated dur­ing the re­ces­sion.

Af­ter a life­time work­ing, on los­ing my job I was en­ti­tled to just nine months of ‘dole’.

We scrimped and scraped, we took in a stu­dent, I did ev­ery course imag­in­able to make my­self em­ploy­able again and fi­nally I am back in full-time work. Our son got his cho­sen course in col­lege but we got no grant, be­cause my wealthy ‘elec­tri­cian’ hus­band was earn­ing too much. I could go on, but I think you get the pic­ture. Well said, Bren­dan. Mary Phe­lan, Lim­er­ick City

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