SPECIAL SAVINGS SCHEME

 

BLANAID MAC CURTAIN,

A chara, - It is with some disquiet that I learn of the €2.6 billion that the SSIA scheme is to cost taxpayers. Does this scheme not further widen the gap between the haves and have-nots?

By my simple reckoning a couple who can afford to invest the maximum get paid €1,700 euro a year between them, totalling almost €9,000 euro over five years, simply because they can afford to invest. How many of the lower-paid workers have invested in this scheme? Your paper recently ran an article on the lack of thrift among youngsters today. Would the €2.6 billion not be better spent on education and on trying to narrow the divide between rich and poor? Is mise,

BLANAID MAC CURTAIN,

Castleconnell,

Co Limerick.