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Campaign against Universal Social Charge continues

28 May, 2011 - by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe and Councillor Máire Devine has been campaigning against the Universal Social Charge in Kilnamanagh this afternoon.

The Sinn Féin politicians were collecting signatures as part of a wider Sinn Féin campaign against the Universal Social Charge.

Speaking this afternoon Deputy Crowe said:

“Despite promises from the Labour Party to abolish the Social Charge if elected to Government people are continuing to suffer the effects of this unjust tax three months after the election.

“Sinn Féin put forward a Dáil motion to abolish the charge in March but the Labour Party performed a dramatic and shameful u-turn by voting against our motion.

“The charge is having a devastating impact on ordinary working people who are already struggling to make ends meet.

“Sinn Féin will continue to oppose this charge and to stand up for the least well off in our society as this Government continues the Fianna Fáil policy of unfairly burdening the least well off to pay for the economic mess.” ENDS

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